Awesome God - Mullins

Awesome God - Rich Mullins

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 9 October 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

GOD ROLL-UP-SLEEVES MEAN READY SERIOUS.
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.
HIS-rt WALK CAUSE THUNDER; HIS-rt FIST SEND LIGHTNING.
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.
LORD EXCLUDE ADAM EVE, HE-rt TEASE NOTHING.
JESUS BLEED-FROM-PALMS FOR OUR S-A-K-E.
HE-lf SOON COME-#BACK, SO BETTER BELIEVE
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.

Refrain: ||: OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.
HE-rt RULE FROM HEAVEN FAR-AWAY
USE WISDOM, POWER, AND LOVE.
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME. CRAZY-FOR. :||

(2h)LONG-AGO SKY VOID, STAR SCADS-OF NOT-YET.
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.
HE-rt COMMAND DARKNESS MOVE, LIGHT APPEAR.
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME.
S-O-D-O-M SIN, GOD BLOW-TOP DESTROY,
BUT MERCY AND GRACE GIFT-TO US THROUGH CROSS.
ME HOPE (2h)YOU STILL REMEMBER:
OUR GOD TRUE-BIZ AWESOME. Refrain


Notes: ROLL-UP-SLEEVES - DH [A] mimes rolling up sleeve on NDH and then vice versa.

TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.

AWESOME - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up are held at eyes with awed facial expression and the hands open and then close.

CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h)[5]. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.

EXCLUDE - [8], PO down is held in palm of NDH [B], and the middle finger is flicked towards who is being excluded.

ADAM EVE - [A], PO away, FO up, touches temple with thumb, then changes to an [E] and touch the radial (thumb) side to the chin.

HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

BLEED-FROM-PALMS - [4] indicated blood flowing from ND palm, and then change dominance and repeat.

COME-#BACK - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while changing to (2h)[C] and then (2h)[K].

SO - (2h)[relaxed 5], supinate (POs from downwards to upwards in a loose way.

The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.

RULE - CONTROL.

CRAZY-FOR - [5:], PO > singer, FO up, is shaken slightly from side to side.

SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.

SKY-VOID - (2h)[open 8], POs UP, FOs > sky, hands move away while closing to (2h)[S] and mouth thp.

SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.

LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h)[5], while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.

SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.

BLOW-TOP - [5], PO down, FO away, strikes top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and rises up again, twisting DH at wrist.

MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs away, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.

GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to [5] while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.

GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.

CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.

Lyrics:

When He rolls up His sleeves He ain't just putting on the ritz
Our God is an awesome God!
There is thunder in His footsteps and lightning in His fists
Our God is an awesome God!
The Lord wasn't joking when He kicked 'em out of Eden
It wasn't for no reason that He shed His blood
His return is very close and so you better be believing that
Our God is an awesome God!

Refrain: Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom power and love
Our God is an awesome God!

And when the sky was starless in the void of the night
Our God is an awesome God!
He spoke into the darkness and created the light
Our God is an awesome God!
Judgment and wrath He poured out on Sodom
Mercy and grace He gave us at the cross
I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten that
Our God is an awesome God! Refrain

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a performance of this song, go to Our God is an Awesome God.

Home