EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: THE-rt LORD HIS-rt GLORY ME LOOK-FORWARD.
THE-rt LORD GIFT-TO ME MUSIC.
SO-MUCH SOFT-HEARTED AND LOVING HE-rt SHEPHERD.
KING ROOTED-IN JUSTICE AND MERCY.
HAPPEN ME CONFUSED, MY VISION LOST,
MY HEART GRIEVE, SAD+, ME ESCAPE
FIND GOD, MY FOUNDATION AND SHIELD.
||: ME DEPEND LORD CAN. :||
1. DEATH THREATEN ME DO-DO? YELL-OUT, SAVE ME!
AND YOU-rt ANSWER. PEOPLE POOR, YOU-rt LIFT-UP.
2. HUMAN KINGDOM CRASH CAN. YOUR-rt POWER CAUSE NATION TREMBLE.
NOTHING CONTINUE WITHOUT YOU-rt SUPPORT"over time".
3. JUSTICE RULE MEAN PEOPLE WICKED, THROW-OUT.
YOUR-rt LOVE GIFT-TO US SAFETY AND STRENGTH.
4. ANYONE TRUST YOUR-rt PROMISE SAVED WILL.
WHY? FIRE FINISH TEST YOUR-rt WORD.
5. MORNING ARRIVE, MY LIVE GOAL PRAISE YOU-rt.
ALWAYS HAVE FAITH, TRUE-BIZ FOLLOW YOUR-rt WORD.
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
GIFT-TO-me - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist > signer to show that something is given as a gift.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
SOFT-HEARTED - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
LOVING - LOVE+.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
ROOTED-IN - (2h), DH PO > signer, FO down, pushes FT between the fingers of NDH PO down, FO away.
VISION - (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h) while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
SHIELD - [S] is held as if holding shield and FT of  traces a circle where the shield would be.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
CRASH - (2h)[5:] interlaced, POs ><, FTs move down while remaining interlaced so that the PO becomes down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - break-down.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
RULE - CONTROL.
WICKED - (2h) are held at forehead level and move towards the forehead several times while wg but do not touch the forehead with an evil facial expression.
GIFT-TO (US) - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands alt. flip thumb sides > signer.
SAVED - Same as SAFE, SALVATION, and SAVED.
Refrain: The Lord Is my hope and my glory.
The Lord is the song that I sing:
so tender and loving a shepherd,
so rooted in justice, a king (merciful king).
When shadow confuses my vision,
when sorrow lays claim to my heart,
God is my refuge, my rock and my shield.
I will rely on the Lord.
1. Near to death I cried, "Save me!" and you heard.
You are God, and you lift up the poor.
2. Kingdoms fall; nations tremble at your power.
None can stand without you at their side.
3. Justice reigns, and the wicked are cast down.
In your love is our safety and strength.
4. All who trust in your promise will be saved,
for your word has been tested in fire.
5. Morning comes: I will praise you with my life,
ever faithful and true to your word.
To hear a partial performance of this, see The Lord Is My Hope | OCP.org.