EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. JESUS HIS-lf PEOPLE GOD TRUST BECOME
BRANCHES HIS-rt TREE OFFER PEACE.
HERE WORLD KNOW PEACE LIKE THAT, CAN'T.
THAT PEACE WE PLANT AND WATCH GROW.
2. PEOPLE HAVE-NO BREAD, WE WITNESS, FEEL TOUCHED.
PARENTS CAN'T FEED CHILDREN, WE TOUCHED.
SEARCH-FOR FOOD, THEY-lf FIND,
WE OFFER ANSWER CAN SATISFY.
3. INNOCENT PEOPLE MUST SUFFER DURING WAR:
THEY-lf WITNESS SOLDIER DESTROY THEIR-lf HOME.
THEIR-lf FUTURE BIG-QUESTION, INSIDE-SELF FEEL GONE.
FAMILY SEPARATE, THEY-lf HOPE #BACK-TOGETHER SOME-DAY.
4. SUPPORT US ENVISION FUTURE CHANGE CAN.
PEOPLE HAVE FAITH, NOW STRUGGLE AND PRAY.
GOD SUMMON US DESIGN, BUILD AGAIN
OUR ACTION, OUR GOALS, OUR WORLD OVERTURNED.
5. PRAY FOR FUTURE OUR CHILDREN SHOULD SEE.
WAR OLD-FASHIONED IDEA LIKE SLAVERY.
STRIVE-FOR WORLD HAVE MANY NEW WAYS
ASSEMBLE, DISCUSS AND FIND PEACE.
6. WHY WASTE CRYING, IF NEVER HEAL?
WHY WASTE RAGE, INSIDE-SELF REPRESS?
GOD HIS-rt LIVING WORD READY INFORM-us
HOW LEARN LOVE RIGHT, HAVE HOPE WE CAN TRUST.
7. CHILDREN LOVE PEACE, SPREAD-OUT HERE EARTH.
HELP OUR WORLD HEAL, HELP VISION SUCCEED.
BUILD OUR EARTH WORK DIFFERENT WAY.
LIFE CAN BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD HIS-rt PEOPLE TODAY.
Notes: BRANCHES - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held along side one another and touching. The DH moves away and branches out to the DS while the NDH moves to meet the DH when it returns to repeat the movement.
PLANT - NDH [B], PO down, FO away, is held out to represent the ground, and [S], PO > NDS< FO away, moves straight down as if placing a plant or tree directly in a hole in the ground.
HAVE-NO - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.
BIG-QUESTION - like the sign QUESTION-MARK but both hands and all fingers (not the thumb) form a symmetric shape that is a question mark in the right hand and a reversed question mark in the left hand.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
GONE - [5^], PO > face, FO up, moves downwards and closes to a [O^], while the NDH is a [B], PO > singer, FO > DS held further away and in neutral space.
#BACK-TOGETHER - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held at respective sides. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.
SOME-DAY - WILL/FUTURE but hand twists slightly at wrist as it moves forward.
ENVISION/VISION - (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h) while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.
OVERTURNED - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, DH is held over NDH, and the hands twist and NDH ends up above DH.
SLAVERY - (2h)[S], PO down, crossed at wrists, swing from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Slave.
STRIVE-FOR - Hands are oriented like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle as if trying to get to the goal, but not yet successful.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
RAGE - (2h)ANGRY*.
LIVING - LIVE+.
1. People of Jesus, trusted to be
bearers of peace from God's living tree,
peace that the world itself cannot know,
the peace that is given to plant and to grow.
2. Feel for the ones who have no more bread;
feel for the ones with children unfed.
Longing for food, they find in our hands
a mountain of weapons more sacred than land.
3. Feel for the ones whose homes are destroyed;
feel for the lives now shattered and void.
Waiting for loved ones nobody saw:
the innocent people who suffer in war.
4. Stand with the ones who see a new way:
people of faith who struggle and pray
given the call to shape and rebuild
our actions, our consciences, our broken world.
5. Pray for the day our children will see
war strange and distant as slavery.
Work for a world where new ways abound
to meet and to dialogue till peace is found.
6. Why spend your tears on what cannot heal?
Why spend your rage on what you conceal?
God's living Word cries out to reveal
a love that will satisfy, hope that is real.
7. Children of peace, go forth through the earth,
healing our world and bringing to birth
vision to build and fashion a way:
the fullness of life for God's people today.