EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: GOD TREASURE SOMETHING INSIDE-SELF US.
GOLD, DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY. OUR BODY ONLY GROUND.
INSIDE-SELF "WHAT"? THE-lf LORD CHRIST LIVE.
BUT WE IDEA-LIKE P-O-T FROM GROUND POT-SHAPE.
1. OUR DARK PLACE NOW BRIGHT.
GOD MAKE OUR HEART heart-SHINY.
JESUS THE-lf LORD
INSIDE-SELF self-SHINE-OUT. Refrain
2. WE SMALL HERE WORLD,
BUT GOD CHOOSE PEOPLE LOWLY.
PEOPLE WEAK SHOW GLORY CAN
FROM JESUS, THE-lf LORD.
Notes: TREASURE - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S].
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY - , PO > NDS, FO up, - brought to mouth with pl.
GROUND - (2h)[O^], POs up, FOs away, are held in together in place while thumbs rub against FTs.
THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
POT-SHAPE - (2h)[B] outline shape of pot/vase from bottom upwards.
heart-SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising from heart.
self-SHINE-OUT - BRIGHT starts from chest.
LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
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.
Refrain: We hold a treasure not made of gold,
in earthen vessels wealth untold;
one treasure only; the Lord the Christ,
in earthen vessels.
1. Light has shone in our darkness.
God has shone in our hearts,
with the light of the glory
of Jesus, the Lord.
2. He has chosen the lowly
who are small in this world;
in this weakness is glory
in Jesus, the Lord.