EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: PLACE YOU-rt LIVE, LORD, BEAUTIFUL.
LORD RULE ANGEL SCADS-OF, WE WISH* VISIT YOUR TEMPLE.
LORD, WE REALLY-WANT JUMP-FOR-JOY SING TO LIVING GOD.
1. EVEN BIRD FIND HOME WITH YOU-rt CAN.
YOU-rt TEACH BUILD-NEST FOR THEIR BABY.
YOU-rt BLESS THOSE-lf LIVE WITH YOU-rt
AND SING PRAISE, GOD. Refrain
2. YOU-rt BLESS THOSE-lf DEPEND-ON YOUR-rt STRENGTH.
THEIR-lf HEART IDEA-LIKE HIGHWAY YOUR-rt WILL TRAVEL CAN.
PEOPLE INTERACT THEM-lf FIND JOY
WHILE THEY-lf STRONGER, STRONGER. Refrain
3. ATTEND-TO OUR PRAYER, LORD GOD RULE ANGELS.
ACCEPT OUR LIVES AND USE US.
ANALYZE-INSIDE HEART PEOPLE YOU-rt LOVE
AND alt.GIFT-TO US EVERYTHING WE NEED. Refrain
4. STAY ONE DAY INSIDE YOUR-rt TEMPLE WORTH MORE-THAN
LIVE ONE-THOUSAND MORE DAY WITHOUT YOU-rt.
WE PREFER SERVE INSIDE YOUR-rt HOUSE
COMPARE BECOME RICH AND POWERFUL. Refrain
5. KNOW-THAT OUR GOD PREVENT ANYTHING HURT US.
HE-rt GIFT-TO US FAVOR AND LOVE.
PEOPLE LOVE THE-rt LORD, GO-TOGETHER HIM-rt
RECEIVE (2h)#ALL GOOD THINGS IN WORLD WILL. Refrain
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
RULE - CONTROL.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
JUMP-FOR-JOY / JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
LIVING - LIVE+.
BUILD-NEST - [bO^] represents beak and is stuck into side opening of [C], PO away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - nest.
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.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
WILL - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
ATTEND-TO - PAY-ATTENTION.
ANALYZE-INSIDE - ANALYZE but against the chest.
alt.GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
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.
POWERFUL - [C] or [5:] brings FTs rapidly to the ND biceps and bounces slightly.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
FAVOR - PREFER.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
Refrain: O how lovely is your dwelling place,
dwelling of the Lord of hosts! How we long for your house,
O Lord, singing out a song of joy to the living God!
1. Even sparrows find a home with you,
and swallows lay their young to rest.
Blessed are those who dwell in you
and sing your praise, O God! Refrain
2. Bless'd those who find their strength in you,
whose hearts are highways for your will.
Bringing joy to those around them,
they go from strength to strength. Refrain
3. Hear our prayer, O Lord God of hosts;
receive our lives into your hands!
Look into the hearts of those you love
and grant us all we need! Refrain
4. For one day within your house exceeds
a thousand spent away from you.
We would rather serve within your house
than wealth and power receive. Refrain
5. For our God protects us from all harml
he gives us his favor and his love.
All good things will come to those who love
the Lord and walk with him. Refrain