EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. MY GOD, USED-TO-BE ARROGANT, SHOW-OFF, NOW ME SET-ASIDE.
MANY DUTY ME DO, NOT-NEED PROUD.
BEFORE ME TRUST MY WORK WILL SAVE,
NOW ONLY TRUST YOUR-rt SON WORTH.
Refrain: ||: (3x) USED-TO-BE ARROGANT, SHOW-OFF, :||
NOW ME SET-ASIDE.
2. ME LOSE SELF, BUT GET HIS-lf NAME.
BEFORE ME CHERISH, NOW SEEM NOTHING-TO-IT.
BEFORE ME ARROGANT, NOW FEEL SHAME.
CRUCIFIXION GIFT-TO ME GLORY. Refrain
3. YES, ME MUST, ME WILL NOT VALUE
EXCEPT ME ACT FOR JESUS HIS-lf S-A-K-E.
REALLY-WANT MY SOUL CONNECT-TO HIM-lf.
COPY HIS-lf RIGHTEOUS LIFE.
AMEN, AMEN. Refrain
4. IF MY HANDS OBEY BEST CAN,
STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH APPROACH YOUR-lf THRONE.
BUT FAITH CAN DO WHAT YOU REQUIRE.
BEG HEAVENLY-FATHER REMEMBER YOUR-rt SON SACRIFICE. Refrain
Notes: ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
SHOW-OFF - (2h)[Y] alt. strike hips on their respective sides.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
DUTY - D-WORK.
WORTH - IMPORTANT.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
CHERISH / VALUE (verb) - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S].
NOTHING-TO-IT - (2h)[F], POs away, FOs up, hands move slightly and symetrically from side to side.
CRUCIFIXION - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa + hold (2h)[B] out, POs away, as if on the cross.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
HIM - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
RIGHTEOUS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
AMEN - (2h)[B], FOs up, are pressed together and brought down in a long, deliberate motion. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Amen.
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
FAITH - F-TRUST.
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.
1. No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done.
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son.
Refrain: ||: (3x) No more my God :||
I boast no more.
2. Now, for the loss I bear his name.
What was my gain I count my loss.
My former pride I call my shame
And nail my glory to His cross. Refrain
3. Yes, and I must, I will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus' sake.
O may my soul be found in Him
And of His righteousness partake.
Amen, amen. Refrain
4. The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne,
But faith can answer Thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done. Refrain
To hear the music (without words), go to I Boast No More.