EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: AWAKE, GET-UP, (2h)#ALL (2h)YOU SLEEP GRAVE. DARK NIGHT RULE (2h)YOU NO-MORE. HOLY SPIRIT BREATH-IN, (2h)YOU LIVE AGAIN. CHRIST SEND LIGHT, (2h)YOU FILLED-UP.
1. USED-TO-BE (2h)YOU LIVE DARK PLACE. USED-TO-BE BLACK SHAPE (2h)YOU WANDER. USED-TO-BE (2h)YOU LIVE DARK PLACE. NOW (2h)YOU CHILDREN HIS-lf LIGHT. Refrain
2. LIVE LIKE GOD HIS-rt PEOPLE. SHOW"all" WORLD JUSTICE AND MERCY. YOUR COMPASSION SHOULD OVERFLOW. YOUR LOVE POWERFUL WILL.
3. SHOW"all" WORLD YOUR LOVE SHINY. SHOW"all" WORLD JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUS. YOUR SPIRIT TAKE-IN MUSIC, SHARE"each". MUSIC FROM WHERE? HIS-lf GLORY AND LIGHT.
Notes: (2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
BREATHE-IN - [5:], PO away, FO up, is held in front of nose. Back of hand moves to nose while hand closes.
FILLED-UP - DH [B], PO down, rises until it slaps bottom of NDH, PO down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - maximum.
WANDER - (2h), circle around each other vertically as both hands travel > DS.
COMPASSION - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.
RIGHTEOUSNESS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
TAKE-IN - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, thumbs point at eye level and move several times > signer while FT wg, not thumbs. The positioning of the hands show that it could be to take it in visually or aurally.
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.
Refrain: Awake, O sleeper. Arise from death.
Abandon the shadows of the night.
The wind of the Spirit will be your breath,
and Christ will fill you with light.
1. Once you were darkness.
Once you were lost in the shadows.
Once you were darkness.
Now you are children of light.
2. Live as God's people.
Live as God's justice and mercy,
filled with compassion,
filled with the power of love.
3. Shine out with the splendor of love.
Shine with justice and righteousness.
Sing the music your spirit has heard,
the songs of glory and light!