Come with Me into the Fields - Schutte

Come with Me into the Fields - Dan Schutte

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 8 June 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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

1. SOUL SCADS-OF WAIT (2h)YOU SAVE THEM-lf.
IDEA-LIKE GRAIN BECOME TALL AND GREEN BECOME GOLD.
TIME-PERIOD ARRIVE GO-AHEAD COLLECT THEM-lf.
BRING THEM-lf HOME, HEAVEN STORE PLACE SAFE.

Refrain: (role play God)
GRAIN SCADS-OF HAVE, BUT FEW WILLING DO MY WORK.
COME-ON GO-WITH ME: ENTER FARM THEREABOUTS.
MAYBE EXHAUSTED WILL; WALK++, YOUR SHOES WORN-OUT.
COME-ON GO-WITH ME: ENTER FARM THEREABOUTS.

2. S-E-E-D, OTHERS THROW-FROM-BOWL BEFORE (2h)YOU.
THEY-rt TAKE-CARE-OF, NURTURE WHILE GRAIN GROW.
BUT THEY-rt NOT ABLE COMPLETE THEIR-rt GOAL.
COLLECT GRAIN BECOME YOUR SPECIAL WORK.


Notes: SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.

(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.

GRAIN - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.

TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.

GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.

COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.

GO-WITH - (2h)[A] press palms together and move forward.

EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.

WORN-OUT - (2h)[A], palms together, FO away, hands separate while changing to (2h)[5:], POs up, FOs away.

THROW-FROM-BOWL - Curl ND arm as if holding a large flat bowl and use your DH to scatter the seed.

Lyrics:

1. The fields are high and summer's days are few;
green fields have turned to gold.
The time is here for the harvesting,
for gathering home into barns.

Refrain: The harvest is plenty: laborers are few.
Come with me into the fields.
Your arms may grow weary; your shoes will wear thin.
Come with me into the fields.

2. The seeds were sown by other hands than yours;
nurtured and cared for they grow.
But those who have sown will not harvest them;
the reaping will not be their care.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a partial performance of this song, go to Come with Me into the Fields | OCP.org.

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