EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. THE-ctr SPIRIT SEND US SPREAD-OUT SERVE.
WE GO"each" REPRESENT JESUS NAME,
INFORM PEOPLE POOR ABOUT GOSPEL.
ANNOUNCE GOD FAVOR HIS-rt PEOPLE.
2. WE GO"each" COMFORT THOSE MOURN"over time".
PEOPLE HAVE BURDEN, WE HELP FREE-FROM-BURDEN.
IF HOPE BECOME-DIM, WE SHARE OUR DREAM.
WE HELP PEOPLE BLIND NOW SEE.
3. WE GO"each" REPLACE CHRIST HIS-lf HANDS.
JOY WE THROW-OUT LIKE SEEDS.
EVERY-DAY WE CHERISH LIFE.
OUR ACTION SHOW"all" WE LOVING.
4. SO WE SHOULD GO"each", SERVE PEACE.
GOSPEL, WE PREACH"each".
GOD HIS-rt SPIRIT EMPOWER US.
WE GO"each" SHOW"all" JESUS LOVE.
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GOSPEL - G-NEW.
FAVOR - PREFER.
COMFORT - Like COMFORTABLE but signed more slowly.
BURDEN - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
FREE-FROM-BURDEN - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and then thrown off.
BECOME-DIM - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, close slightly and eyes narrow.
JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
THROW-OUT - Mime throwing out two hands full of seed to grow.
SEEDS - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A], as if planting seeds.
LOVING - LOVE+.
EMPOWER - [C], PO towards muscle, is held above NDS bicep. This [C] is then moved so that the PO is towards whoever is being empowered.
1. The Spirit sends us forth to serve;
We go in Jesus' name
To bring glad tidings to the poor,
God's favour to proclaim.
2. We go to comfort those who mourn
And set the burdened free;
Where hope is dim, to share a dream
And help the blind to see.
3. We go to be the hands of Christ,
To scatter joy like seed
And all our days to cherish life,
To do the loving deed.
4. Then let us go to serve in peace,
The gospel to proclaim.
God's Spirit has empowered us;
We go in Jesus' name.
To hear the music (without words), go to The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve.