EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: IF (2h)YOU WORK++"sta", COME-TO ME.
BURDEN HEAVY, AND ME GIFT REST.
ACCEPT MY YOKE, AND LEARN FROM ME.
WHY? ME LOWLY. MY HEART HUMBLE.
YOUR(plural) SOUL REST CAN.
YES, MY YOKE EASY AND MY BURDEN FEEL LIGHT.
1. YOU-rt GOD, MY SHEPHERD. ME NEED NOTHING MORE.
GRASS THEREABOUTS FRESH, GREEN. YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME REST. Refrain
2. NEXT-TO WATER CALM, YOU-rt HELP MY TRUE SELF #BACK-TO-me.
THEREABOUTS YOU-rt LEAD ME FIND NEW WAY LIVE. Refrain
3. SUPPOSE DARK SHAPE DEATH SURROUND ME,
ME FEAR NOTHING. WHY? YOUR-rt LOVE SUPPORT+. Refrain
4. HAPPEN HAVE HUNGER DEEP, YOU-rt SET-UP"each" FEAST.
O-I-L BEST, YOU-rt ANOINT MY SKIN. Refrain
5. PRAY YOUR-rt LOVE DEEP FOLLOW ME, GOD.
REALLY-WANT LIVE YOUR-rt TENT FROM-NOW-ON UNTIL DEATH. Refrain
BURDEN - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
GIFT / GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
YOKE - (2h)[C], POs ><, rest on each respective shoulders.
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.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
FRESH - (2h), PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.
#BACK-TO-me - (2h)[B], POs > sign, FOs up; the hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards the signer.
SURROUND - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.s
FEAST - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
Refrain: Come to me, all who labor
and are heavy burdened, and I shall give you rest.
Take up my yoke, and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart.
And you'll find rest for your souls.
Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1. You, God, are my shepherd. I shall never be in need.
Fresh and green are the meadows where you give me rest.
2. Beside peaceful waters you restore my true self;
there you lead me to walk in the path of new life.
3. Should I be surrounded by the shadows of death,
I will not fear, for you are steadfast in your love.
4. Before my deep hunger you spread out your feast.
My skin you anoint with the richest of oil.
5. Pursue me, O God, with your fathomless love.
In your tent let me dwell all the days of my life.