EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. COME-ON (2h)YOU WILLING THANK GOD. RECOGNIZE HE-ctr HELP-us GROW FOOD.
WE GATHER FOOD WITHOUT PROBLEM, BEFORE WINTER SEND US STORM.
GOD HIMSELF-ctr MAKE US, PROVIDE ALL WE NEED.
COME-ON GATHER-TOGETHER GOD HIS TEMPLE. RECOGNIZE HE-ctr HELP-us GROW FOOD.
2. WORLD GENERAL GOD O-W-N FARM. FOOD OVERFLOW, WE PRAISE HIM-ctr.
GRAIN AND W-E-E-D TOGETHER GROW. SOMETIMES SUCCESS, SOMETIMES WE FAIL.
CORN SHOW LEAF, THEN START GROW'a little bit'. PAH MATURE CORN CAN SEE.
LORD HELP GATHER, HELP-us BECOME LIKE GRAIN HEALTHY, PURE.
3. PARALLEL LORD OUR GOD COME. GATHER US, BRING-TO-heaven US HOME.
WORLD HIS-ctr FARM, HE-ctr BURN-AWAY (2h)#ALL, IF NOT WORK FOR HIM-ctr.
HOW? ANGEL alt.PICK PEOPLE BAD, THROW-OUT THEM-lf ENTER HELL.
BUT PEOPLE DO HIS-ctr WILL, GOD GATHER SAVE FOR HEAVEN.
4. FINE LORD, COME SOON. YOUR FINAL GATHER, BRING HOME.
alt.PICK YOUR PEOPLE ENTER HEAVEN, NO MORE SORROW, NO MORE SIN.
ARRIVE HEAVEN, PURE FOREVER. LIVE IN YOUR STOREHOUSE FROM-NOW-ON.
COME-ON WITH (2h)#ALL YOUR-ctr ANGEL, COME-ON. RAISE-UP YOUR-ctr PEOPLE, BRING HOME.
Notes: COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GATHER-TOGETHER - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
GRAIN - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.
CORN - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, hands twist as if eating from a cob.
LEAF - NDH  is held against wrist closest to thumb of  with DH wg.
PAH - Like SUCCEED but "pah" is mouthed and has the meaning of "at long last". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - finally.
MATURE - [M], PO down, FO up, slides up palm of [B], PO away, FO up.
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
BURN-AWAY - (2h), POs > signer, FOs up, travel upwards with wg like flames + DISSOLVE.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
THROW-OUT - (2h)[S] grasp an imaginary object and move > NDS to get some momentum, then throw it away by moving > DS and releasing it.
WILL - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
SORROW - SAD.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
STOREHOUSE - [V] taps dorsal side (back of hand) of [S], PO > signer, FO > DS + HOUSE.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
1. Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God's own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.
2. All the world is God's own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
3. For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.
4. Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.
To hear the music (without words), go to Come, ye thankful people, come.
To see another translation of this hymn performed, go to Come, ye thankful people