EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Ostinato refrain: ||: (4x then other parts sing over it.) MY LIFE, THE-ctr LORD SUPPORT"over time". :||
1. GOD, YOUR-ctr NAME SAVE ME.
YOUR-ctr POWER PROTECT MY LIFE.
GOD, PLEASE ATTEND-TO MY PRAYER.
ME alt.EXPRESS, PLEASE ACCEPT. Refrain
2. MEN THEY-lf ARROGANT REBEL AGAINST ME.
THEY-lf CRUEL. THEIR-lf GOAL, KILL ME.
||: GOD RULE, BUT THEY-lf BLIND. :|| Refrain
3. KNOW-THAT GOD HELP-me"over time" UP-TO-NOW.
MY LIFE, LORD SUPPORT"over time".
ALWAYS ME WILLING OFFER-ctr YOU-ctr MY LIFE.
||: ME PRAISE YOUR-ctr NAME. :|| PRAISE, ME LIFT-UP~OFFER-ctr. Refrain
Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ATTEND-TO - PAY-ATTENTION.
PRAYER - (2h)[B] press palms together and circle vertically normal (perpendicular) to the torso.
ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
CRUEL - MEAN.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
LIFT-UP~OFFER - (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 and move towards it.
Ostinato refrain: The Lord upholds my life. (Repeated as different voices sing over it.)
1. God, save me by your name,
and by your might defend my life.
O God, hear my prayer,
listen to my words.
2. The proud, the proud have risen against me,
and the fierce they seek my life.
They set not the Lord before their eyes.
They seek not the Lord.
3. Behold! (Behold!) God is my help.
The Lord sustains me.
Freely, (Freely,) I will offer you my life.
I will praise your name. I will praise your name. I will praise.