EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. HOLY BABY INSIDE MANGER,
LONG-AGO BORN BUT ALWAYS NEAR,
COME LIKE FRIEND FOR EVERY STRANGER.
COME BRING HOPE EACH FEAR DISSOLVE.
WANT LIKE YOU-lf HELP OPPRESSION-OFF.
alt.ACCEPT THOSE-lf PEOPLE SOCIETY REJECT.
WANT YOU-lf TEACH-us US LOVE THROUGH ACTION.
TEACH-us US NOW BEST WAY FIND YOU-lf.
2. NOW AGAIN ANNOUNCE YOUR-lf STORY.
YOU-lf LOVE SO-MUCH, WILLING COME HERE EARTH.
HAPPEN YOUR-lf GLORY ABLE COMPACT.
HUMAN BODY WEAR LIKE CLOTHES.
COME-ON HELP-us US UNDERSTAND
SEND YOUR-lf GRACE, WE BECOME FULL.
MAKE US SOFT-HEARTED COPY-lf YOU-lf.
EVERY PERSON INSPIRED SAME'circle'.
3. HOLY BABY INSIDE MANGER,
ALWAYS LEAD US FOLLOW YOUR-lf WAY.
MEAN WE SEE YOU-lf INSIDE-SELF STRANGER,
PERSON CHERISH, LIKE CHERISH YOU-lf
WHILE WE LIVE AND WHILE WE DO,
GIFT-TO-us US STRENGTH LIVE LIKE YOU-lf LIVE.
MEAN OUR HEART WILLING PARDON (2h)#ALL.
AND OUR SPIRIT STRONG AND TRUE.
Notes: HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
MANGER - (2h), FOs down interlace fingers and then separate while ascending in outward arcs.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
OPPRESSION-OFF - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".
REJECT - Hands start like the final position of STOP and DH slides > DS while pronating.
ACTION - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, circle symmetrically in a plane parallel to the chest.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
COMPACT - SUMMARIZE.
WEAR - USE.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to  while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.
SOFT-HEARTED - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
SAME'circle' - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this second sign, see ASL browser - standard.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
PARDON - Sign EXCUSE, switch dominance and sign EXCUSE again.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
1. Holy Child within the manger,
Long ago yet ever near;
Come as friend to every stranger;
Come as hope for every fear.
As you lived to heal the broken,
Greet the outcast, free the bound.
As you taught us love unspoken,
Teach us now where you are found.
2. Once again we tell the story --
How your love for us was shown,
When the image of your glory
Wore an image like our own.
Come, enlighten with your wisdom;
Come and fill us with your grace.
May the fire of your compassion
Kindle every land and race.
3. Holy Child within the manger,
Lead us ever in your way,
So we see in every stranger
How you come to us today.
In our lives and in our living
Give us strength to live as you,
That our hearts might be forgiving
And our spirits strong and true.