EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
INSIDE-SELF EVERY SOUL HAVE CANDLE.
(<) SOME BURN BRIGHT, (>) SOME DARK, COLD.
HOLY SPIRIT CAN BRING US FIRE,
HIT* CANDLE BURN IN HIS-ctr NEW HOME.
Refrain:YOUR(plural) CANDLE CARRY, RUN TO DARK PLACE.
PEOPLE CONFUSED, HELP"all" NOT FEEL TORN-DECIDE.
YOUR CANDLE BURN, MEAN (2h)#ALL SEE CAN.
||: USE YOUR CANDLE HELP WORLD BRIGHT. :||
ME SEE BROTHER FRUSTRATED THERE-lf.
HIS-lf CANDLE DARK, NONE IGNITE-candle.
ME SEE SISTER THERE-lf, EXPERIENCE HARASSMENT.
HER-rt CABDLE STILL candle-OUT.
WE FAMILY OUR HEART BURNING.
OUR CANDLES SHOULD LIFT-UP TO SKY.
PRAY OUR HEAVENLY-FATHER, IN JESUS NAME
MAKE US LIGHTHOUSE DURING DARK. Refrain (2x)
Notes: INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
TORN-DECIDE - (2h)[S] at respective sides of the neck, the body move as if one rope tugs at the neck to one side, and then the other.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
IGNITE-candle - (2h)[bX], DH strikes NDH like a match, and then DH moves up to the candle as if lighting it.
HARASSMENT - BOTHER.
candle-OUT - CANDLE + the flame (5 handshape) moves down the wick (1 handshape) and closes to a [O^].
"SO" - - (2h), PO down, FO away, supinate like the hearing gesture for "well..."
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
LIGHTHOUSE - [O^], PO away, FO up, moves twice in a tight vertical circle while opening to a [5^], with FT close to tip of , PO > DS, FO up.
There is a candle in every soul.
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold.
There is a Spirit who brings a fire,
Ignites a candle and makes His home.
Refrain: Carry your candle; run to the darkness.
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn,
And hold out your candle for all to see it.
||: Take your candle, and go light your world. :||
Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way.
See now your sister; she's been robbed and lied to,
Still holds a candle without a flame.
We are a family whose hearts are blazing,
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky,
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus,
Make us a beacon in darkest times. Refrain (2x)
For an audio-visual performance, go to Go Light Your World.