EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: GO-WITH ME, LORD. HAPPEN ME FACE TROUBLE,
GO-WITH ME, LORD, ME PRAY.
1. IF (2h)YOU LIVE HOUSE LORD MOST ADVANCED.
HIMSELF-rt PROTECT SUNSHINE TOO HOT.
CALL LORD YOUR SAFE PLACE, YOUR FORTRESS.
TRUST GOD PROTECT (2h)YOU WILL. Refrain
2. NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN. NO PAIN AFFECT (2h)YOU.
WHY? HIS-rt ANGEL STAY CLOSE WATCH"over time".
(<) PROTECT+, (>) LIFT-UP, (2h)YOU SOFT.
SUPERVISE YOUR LIFE. Refrain
3. IF (2h)YOU DEPEND LORD, LIVE SAFE THROUGH HIS LOVE.
LORD LIFT-UP (2h)YOU TRUST HIS NAME.
SUMMON LORD, HE-rt FORSAKE (2h)YOU NEVER.
HE-rt (<) BRING SALVATION, (>) BRING HAPPINESS. Refrain
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
FACE - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
GO-WITH - (2h)[A] press palms together and move forward.
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.
FORTRESS - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, strike the whole length of the forearms together like TABLE then DH is held under NDH and the arms strike again.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
FORSAKE - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, then moves slightly > DS, then is thrown forward while opening to a . If the signer stands in for the person disregarded, the hand is thrown against the chest.
Refrain: Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.
Be with me, Lord, I pray.
1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord Most High,
who abide in the shadow of our God,
say to the Lord, "My refuge and fortress,
the God in whom I trust."
2. No evil shall befall you, no pain come near,
for his angels stand close by your side,
guarding you always and bearing you gently,
watching over your life.
3. Those who cling to the Lord live secure in his love;
lifted high those who trust in his name.
Call on the Lord, he will never forsake you.
He will bring you salvation and joy.
To hear the music (without words), go to Bob's Hymn MIDI Sequences and click on "Be With Me Lord (M. Haugen)."