Child of our dreams - Haugen

Child of our dreams - Marty Haugen

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 10 December 2007, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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

1. HOLY CHILD GROW-UP POOR, YOUR-lf BIRTH PLACE LOWLY;
YOU-lf HUMAN LIKE US BUT EMBRACE (2h)#ALL LIVE EARTH.
EVERY NATION, EVERY R-A-C-E, EVERY PERSON SHARE YOUR-lf FACE.
COME FRESH, YOU-lf CHILD IN OUR alt.DREAM.

2. JOYFUL CHILD YOUR-lf LIFE BIG-QUESTION, MAKE OUR WINTER NIGHT FEEL WARM;
MAKE OUR BORED HEART AGAIN EXCITED, FILL-UP US WITH YOUR-lf LIGHT;
SPEAK WORD THAT MAKE US WHOLE, LEAD EACH LOST AND HUNGRY SOUL;
COME FRESH, YOU-lf CHILD IN OUR alt.DREAM.

3. SACRED CHILD, THRILLED LIFE, HEAVEN, EARTH SING YOUR-lf LOVE;
LIGHT REFLECT YOUR-lf SPIRIT SHINY AND FILL-UP SKY ABOVE US.
GENTLE GLOW FROM CANDLE LIGHT, SPLENDOR LIKE NIGHT STARS;
COME FRESH, YOU-lf CHILD IN OUR alt.DREAM.

4. CHILD LIVE ETERNAL, OUR JUSTICE AND OUR PEACE;
BORN, ENTER OUR HISTORY. REALLY-WANT (2h)#ALL HATE END;
BRING #ALL-OF-US LIFE, NOT DEATH, BECOME OUR HOPE, OUR JOY, AND OUR BREATH.
COME FRESH, YOU-lf CHILD IN OUR alt.DREAM.


Notes: HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.

LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.

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

HUMAN = H-BODY.

EMBRACE - Mime hugging.

(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].

FRESH - (2h)[5], PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.

JOYFUL - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.

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.

FILL-UP - DH [B], PO down, rises until it slaps bottom of NDH, PO down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - maximum.

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.

WHOLE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.

SACRED - S-CLEAN.

REFLECT - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to [5].

SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.

GENTLE - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.

GLOW - [5^], PO away, FO up, opens and closes as if glowing

SPLENDOR - Starts like the sign NAME, the NDH is left in place while the DH touches it with the [open 8] (as in the sign FEEL), then moves upwards while twisting the wrist.

STARS - STAR + (2h)[5:], POs away, FOs up, move slightly forwards multiple times while descending to show how the stars "dot the heavens".

ETERNAL - ALWAYS + DH produces STILL in the usual way, and the NDH produces STILL so that it moves back over the shoulder. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Eternal.

REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.

(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].

#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.

Lyrics:

1. Holy child of poverty, so lowly is your birth;
sharing our humanity, embracing all the earth;
Every nation, every race, every person wears your face;
Come anew, O child of our dreams.

2. Joyful Child of mystery, come warm our winter night;
fire our dull complacency and fill us with your light;
Speak the Word that makes us whole, lead each lost and hungry soul;
Come anew, O child of our dreams.

3. Sacred Child of ecstacy, creation sings your love;
light gives back your radiency and fills the skies above;
Gentle glow from candlelight, splendor of the stars of night;
Come anew, O child of our dreams.

4. Child of all eternity, our justice and our peace;
born into our history that hatreds all may cease;
Bring us all to life from death, be our hope, our joy, our breath;
Come anew, O child of our dreams.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a performance of part of this song, go to Sheet Music Plus - Child of Our Dreams and click on "Listen! Sample 1".

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