EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: YOU-ctr FEED OUR HUNGRY HEART. HOW? GIFT-TO-us US BEST GRAIN.
PLEASE FEED US, OUR SAVING LORD, BREAD OFFER LIFE FOR FOOD.
1. IDEA~LIKE SHEPHERD SUMMON HIS-lf SHEEP, THEY-ctr KNOW OBEY HIS-lf VOICE,
HAPPEN YOU-ctr SUMMON YOUR-ctr FAMILY, LORD, WE FOLLOW AND CELEBRATE.
2. WE SING TO YOU-ctr JOYFUL, OUR PRAISE AND THANKS.
WHY? YOU-ctr FEEL WE WORTH SHARE YOUR-ctr HEAVEN FOOD.
3. THE-chalice CUP WE BLESS AND SHARE, ITSELF CHRIST BLOOD FLOW-FROM-PALM.
ONE CUP, ONE BREAD, IN EUCHARIST SHOW"all" OUR LORD HE ONLY-ONE.
4. YOUR-ctr PRESENCE LORD BEYOND UNDERSTAND. NO HUMAN CAN EXPLAIN.
YOU-ctr MORE-THAN WORLD CAN HOLD, BUT STILL YOU-ctr FIT INSIDE OUR HEART.
5. YOU-ctr GIFT YOURSELF TO US, LORD, MEAN WE BEHAVE SELFISH FORBIDDEN.
WE SHOULD SERVE EACH-OTHER IN YOUR-ctr NAME WITH TRUTH AND C-H-A-R-I-T-Y.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands alt. flip thumb sides > signer.
GRAIN - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.
SAVING - S-FREE.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
JOYFUL - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.
HEAVEN - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs ><, hands are held high, circle around each other and then separate.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
FLOW-FROM-PALM - Index finger of  touches palm of  and descends smultiple times as if blood were flowing from the nail wound.
EUCHARIST - [F], PO > signer's face, FO up, makes the sign of the cross at the mouth.
PRESENCE - TOGETHER.
BEYOND/MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
GIFT - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
Refrain: You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat,
Come give to us o saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.
1. As when the shepherd calls his sheep,
They know and heed his voice;
So when You call Your family Lord,
We follow and rejoice.
2. With joyful lips we sing to You,
Our praise and gratitude,
That You should count us worthy Lord,
To share this heavenly food.
3. Is not the cup we bless and share
The blood of Christ outpoured?
Do not one cup, one loaf, delare
Our oneness in the Lord?
4. The mystery of Your presence Lord,
No mortal tongue can tell;
Whom all the world cannot contain
Comes in our hearts to dwell.
5. You give yourself to us o Lord,
Then selfless let us be,
To serve each other in Your name
In truth and charity.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to MIDI Music and click on "Gift of Finest Wheat".