EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. (2h)YOU LIKE SALT MAKE EARTH NEW, MY PEOPLE.
(2h)YOU BUILD CITY FOR GOD.
SHARE LIFE HAVE NEW TASTE, MY PEOPLE.
LIFE IN GOD HIS-rt KINGDOM.
Refrain: HELP BRING-DOWN KINGDOM SHOW"all" MERCY, PEACE SPREAD.
HELP BRING-DOWN KINGDOM HAVE JUSTICE, BUILD FOR GOD.
2. (2h)YOU IDEA-LIKE LIGHT SET-UP HILL, MY PEOPLE.
LIGHT SHOW"all" CITY FOR GOD.
SHINE-DOWN HOLY AND BRIGHT, MY PEOPLE.
SHINE-DOWN SHOW"all" KINGDOM FOR GOD. Refrain
3. (2h)YOU IDEA-LIKE PLANT-SEEDS HELP HIS-rt WORD GROW, PEOPLE.
HELP BRING-DOWN KINGDOM FOR GOD.
(<) PLANT-SEEDS FOR MERCY, (>) PLANT-SEEDS FOR JUSTICE.
TWO-OF-THEM GROW MAKE KINGDOM FOR GOD. Refrain
4. YOU-rt BLESS WHILE WE TRAVEL HERE.
LOOK-FORWARD ARRIVE HIS-rt KINGDOM.
LOVE OUR TRAVEL AND LOVE OUR HOME
LOVE FOR GOD HIS-rt KINGDOM. Refrain
Notes: (2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
BRING-DOWN - Sign BRING as if it were coming down from Heaven.
MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs away, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.s
LIGHT/BRIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
SHINE-DOWN - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hand opens to [5^] while moving > signer.
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.
1. You are salt for the earth, O people,
salt for the city of God!
Share the flavor of life, O people:
life in the kingdom of God!
Refrain: Bring forth the kingdom of mercy,
bring forth the kingdom of peace.
Bring forth the kingdom of justice,
bring forth the city of God!
2. You are a light on the hill, O people,
light for the city of God!
Shine so holy and bright, O people:
shine for the kingdom of God!
3. You are a seed of the word, O people,
bring forth the kingdom of God!
Seeds of mercy and seeds of justice,
grow in the kingdom of God!
4. We are the bless'd and a pilgrim people,
bound for the kingdom of God!
Love our journey and love our homeland:
love is the kingdom of God!