EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ALLELUIA!-lf ALLELUIA!-rt ALLELUIA!-ctr
1. (2h)YOU CHRISTIANS NOW VERY-FIRST DAY.
PASSOVER VICTIM COME-ON PRAISE.
OUR THANKS WE RAISE-UP OFFER.
2. LAMB FROM GOD DIE FOR HIS-lf SHEEP.
CHRIST INNOCENT HELP SINNERS
#BACK-WITH GOD ADVANCED.
3. CHRIST KILL DEATH FROM-NOW-ON GONE.
STRUGGLE BRAVE DESTROY OUR DEATH
LORD OFFER LIFE HERE RULE (2h)#ALL.
4. MARY PLEASE TELL-STORY FOR US.
EASTER MORNING YOU SEE "WHAT"?
LORD ALIVE WITH GLORY BRIGHT.
5. ANGEL BRIGHT STAND NEXT-TO C-A-V-E
TESTIFY IN ROBE SO-MUCH WHITE.
ONLY GRAVE CLOTHES LEFT (2h)THERE.
6. CHRIST OUR HOPE, (2h)#ALL CAN WITNESS.
HIMSELF-lf RISE MEAN GLORY HIS+-lf.
CHRIST ALIVE WALK GALILEE.
7. CHRIST TRUE-BIZ RISE. GOSPEL WE SING
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST OUR VICTOR KING.
LORD OFFER LIFE, YOUR MERCY BRING-TO-me.
Notes: ALLELUIA!-lf ALLELUIA!-rt ALLELUIA!-ctr - Twist > lf and sign Alleluia! (CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting), twist > rt and sign Alleluia!, finally come back to center and sign Alleluia!
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
VERY-FIRST - , PO down, FO away, supinates like the sign FIRST, but strikes the thumb of NDH [A dot], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: First.
PASSOVER - [S] taps thumbside against elbow (like CRACKER). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cracker.
VICTIM - STUCK, that is, [V] pierces neck with FTs.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
LAMB - same as SHEEP.
SINNERS - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest + AGENT. For an animated gif of the first sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
#BACK-WITH - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held with NDH close to the body and the DH high and close to where God is spatialized. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
RULE - CONTROL.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
EASTER - (2h)[E], POs away, FOs up, separate in upward arcs. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Easter.
ALIVE - LIVE+
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.
BRIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
TESTIFY - NDH [B] is held up like being sworn in, and DH signs SAY.
ROBE - (2h)[A dot] trace the lapels of the robe and continue moving until they become (2h), and hands move back as if to show the cape portion.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
WITNESS -  touches under eye while head moves down.
RISE - GET-UP.
GALILEE - HOT.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
GOSPEL - G-NEW. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Gospel - 2.
VICTOR - WINNER.
MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs > people who are receiving mercy, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.
Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
1. O Christians on this first of days,
The Paschal Victim let us praise;
Our sacrifice of thanks we raise.
2. To save the sheep the lamb did die.
The sinless Christ did reconcile
All sinners to our God on high.
3. In mortal fray now death is slain.
Life conquered death in brave campaign.
The Lord of life o'er all does reign.
4. O Mary, tell the wondrous sight
What you did see in morning light.
The living Lord in glory bright.
5. To testify the angels bright
Stood at the tomb all dressed in white.
Only the grave cloth was in sight.
6. Christ is our hope for all to see.
To him who rose all glory be.
Christ is alive in Galilee.
7. Christ rose indeed; good news we sing
Of Jesus Christ our victor king.
O Lord of life, your mercy bring.