EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. GOD RULE EVERY PLACE, THERE BUT WE OVERLOOK.
IF WE SILENT, HE-ctr CONVERSE-WITH US.
WE YOUR-ctr PEOPLE, WE SUSPECT BUT UNSURE.
Refrain: COME, LORD JESUS, COME.
2. WE VISUALIZE GOD, SOMETIMES NEAR, SOMETIMES FAR.
YOU-ctr IDEA~LIKE MIRACLE, HELP-us US FIND REST.
WE REPRESENT YOU-ctr, HERE EARTH WE AFRAID. Refrain
3. GOD RULE (2h)#ALL PEOPLE, WE WEAK, EASY WRONG.
SEND WIND MAKE US FRESH, HELP-us HEART heart-BURN FOR YOU-ctr.
LIGHT BORN HEAVEN BRING-us PEACE HERE EARTH. Refrain
Notes: THERE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
OVERLOOK - [B], PO > signer passes by the face at a diagonal.
CONVERSE-WITH - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, move to and from from mouth.
SUSPECT - Scratch at temple with tip of index finger as it bends repeatedly.
UNSURE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, hands alt. rise and fall.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
RULE - CONTROL.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
FRESH - (2h), PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.
heart-BURN - Sing BURN close to the heart.
LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
HEAVEN - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs ><, hands are held high, circle around each other and then separate.
1. God of all places: present, unseen;
Voice in our silence, song in our midst.
We are your people, knowing, unsure.
Refrain: Come, Lord Jesus, come!
2. God of all dreaming, near and yet far.
Vision unheard of, wake us to rest.
We are your presence, sent forth afraid.
3. God of all people, dust and the clay.
Breath of a new wind, fire in our heart.
Light born of heaven, peace on the earth.