EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
(looking towards God) COME, PLEASE COME, GOD WITH US.
HELP YOUR-lf SPECIAL PEOPLE OPPRESSION-OFF.
THEY-rt MOURN LONELY, FEEL REJECT HERE.
UNTIL GOD HIS-rt SON ARRIVE.
GO-AHEAD CELEBRATE, GO-AHEAD CELEBRATE. GOD WITH US
COME WILL. YOU"all" HIS-ctr SPECIAL PEOPLE.
GOD SEND ANGEL GROUP FROM HEAVEN.
NOW ANNOUNCE TIME BORN ARRIVE"step by step".
THEY-rt FOR KING OFFER LOVE COME.
THEY-rt SING LOUD MEAN (2h)#ALL HEAR CAN.
||: GLORY, GLORY, GLORY GOD HE ADVANCED. :||
ANGEL alt.VOICE UP++, JOY SPREAD WITH PEACE AND LOVE.
PLEASE COME-TO EARTH, LIVE WITH US
WE CELEBRATE HOLY CHILD SOON BORN.
COME TO US, GOD WITH US.
(Both, but staggered:)
SAD CLOUDS DURING NIGHT, PLEASE CAUSE DISSOLVE.
SHINE-DOWN-ON US, LORD BRING LIGHT.
WITH PEACE AND LOVE, COME TO US TONIGHT.
YOU-lf LORD BRING LIGHT.
Notes: OPPRESSION-OFF - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".
THEY -Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
REJECT - Hands start like the final position of STOP and DH slides > DS while pronating.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
UP++ - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, hands bend upwards at wrists repeatedly while rising with each bend.
JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Angels sent from God above
now proclaim the birth is near.
They await the King of Love,
singing loud for all to hear!
Gloria, in excelsius Deo.
In peace and love, (Angels raise a joyful cheer.)
come down to dwell. (Come to us on earth to dwell!)
O holy child, (We rejoice Your birth is near.)
Emmanuel. (Come to us, Emmanuel!)
(Both, but staggered:)
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
and shine on us, O Lord of Light!
In peace and love, come down this night,
O Lord of Light!