EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: GOD BLESS THOSE-rt MOURN.
GOD COMFORT THEM-rt WILL.
HAPPEN PEOPLE DIE, FIND REST WHERE? PLACE GOD EMBRACE THEM-rt.
1. HAPPEN GRIEF, OFFER-UP GOD ONLY.
IF (2h)YOU BELIEVE, (2h)YOU SEE GOD HIS-rt GLORY WILL.
YOUR TEARS, GOD WIPE-TEARS.
COME-ON TRUST YOUR(pl) GOD. Refrain
2. WE LIVE AND DIE FOR OURSELVES, NOT.
WE LIVE AND DIE FOR GOD HIS-rt S-A-K-E.
IF WE DIE WITH OUR GOD,
WE LIVE AND REIGN FOREVER WILL. Refrain
3. ||: (3x) GOD BLESS :||
NOT DEATH, NOT LIFE, NOT POWER
ABLE PREVENT GOD LOVE US. Refrain
Notes: BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
THOSE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
COMFORT - Like COMFORTABLE but signed more slowly.
EMBRACE - HUG.
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.
TEARS - (2h)[X] scratches downward slightly on face under eyes.
WIPE-TEARS - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, wipes away tears on cheek and then wipes away tears of imaginary spatialized person.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
REIGN - CONTROL.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
Refrain: Blessed are those who mourn,
they find comfort in God.
The dead shall find rest in the arms of God. Refrain
1. Bring your grief to God alone;
if you believe, you will see God's glory,
and God will wipe away all tears.
Put your trust in God. Refrain
2. We do not live or die for ourselves.
We live and we die for our God.
If we have died with our God,
we will live and reign forever. Refrain
3. Blessed, blessed, blessed,
are the ones who mourn.
For neither death, nor live, nor power
will keep us from the love of God. Refrain