EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. JESUS MY LORD FINISH SAVE ME.
WONDERFUL THAT HE SAVE ME.
MY SOUL, HE HIDE WHERE? MOUNTAIN B-CL'cleft'.
ME ENJOY WATCH RIVER FLOW-BY.
Refrain: MY SOUL, HE HIDE WHERE? MOUNTAIN B-CL'cleft'.
COUNTRY THEREABOUTS DRY, PEOPLE THIRST.
MY LIFE, HE HIDE WHERE? HIS LOVE ME REALLY-INTO.
||: HIS HAND COVER (2h)ME. :||
2. JESUS MY LORD FINISH SAVE ME.
ALL MY BURDEN, HE (2h)C-CL'lift burden off shoulder'.
HE SCOOP-UP~LIFT, ME UPRIGHT FOREVER.
EVERYDAY STRONG, HE TEACH-me. Refrain
3. HE BLESS LONG-LIST IDEA~LIKE PUT-CROWN-ON US.
ME OVEWHELMED HIS HOLY PRESENCE,
DO-DO? THRILLED EXPRESS GLORY GOD'S.
IMAGINE* HAVE SAVIOR LIKE THAT, (1h)AWFULLY-GOOD. Refrain
4. ME LOOK-FORWARD God-HELP-me ASCEND,MY BODY body-SHINY+.
MEET-God GOD SKY THEREABOUTS.
HE SAVE ME COMPLETE. HIS LOVE WONDERFUL.
ME JOIN MILLIONS PEOPLE PRAISE HIM. Refrain
Notes: JESUS MY LORD FINISH SAVE ME does not include the concept of "wonderful" because the song is in 3/4 time and has three beats per measure. I translated it so the JESUS, LORD, and SAVE could be the three emphasized beats. "wonderful" does appear in the next translated line.
ME - The honorific index where the fingertips of [B^], PO points towards the back of the signer, run down the side of the chest.
B-CL'cleft' - Imagine a flat indented place in a mountain and sweep the hand so that it describes the back wall of that indentation.
FLOW-BY - (2h), DHPO down, NDHPO up, FOs away, both hands move towards right side.
REALLY-INTO - DH [V:], PO > signer, FO up, is held high, circles horizontally, then descends rapidly into the center of [C], PO > DS, FO away.
COVER - DH [B], PO down, FO away, brushes over NDH, [B], PO down, FO > DS, from FT to wrist.
BURDEN - The same sign as FAULT.
(2h)C-CL'lift burden off shoulder' - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder as if hodling a burden, then move together to lift the burden off.
SCOOP-UP~LIFT - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature.
UPRIGHT - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly in the palm of NDH [B]. Similar to the sign SET-A-RECORD, but the NDPO is up.
EVERYDAY STRONG, HE TEACH-me - I have used TEACH rather than GIVE or GIFT-TO, since one can teach strength, but can't really give it.
LONG-LIST - (2h)[O^], POs > signer, NDH is above and touches DH; both hands open to (2h) while DH descends.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
PUT-CROWN-ON - (2h)[L:] (like BIG) place crown on head with large single movement. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Crown.
PRESENCE - TOGETHER with a small movement away and towards.
GOD'S - GOD + palm of [B] is pointed where God is spatialized.
God-HELP-me - The sign HELP is moved from high at DS towards the signer's chest.
ASCEND - DH [V] stands on NDH B, PO up and DH ascends.
body-SHINY+ - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, alt. move away from chest while twisting slight at wrists.
COMPLETE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Whole.
MILLIONS - FT of [B^] repeatedly taps palm of NDH [B], PO up, FO away, as both hands move away from body.
1. A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.
Refrain: He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.
2. A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.
3. With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,
And filled with His fullness divine,
I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God
For such a Redeemer as mine!
4. When clothed in His brightness, transported I rise
To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love
I'll shout with the millions on high.
To hear the music (without words), go to The cyber hymnal: He hideth my soul.