EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ME WILL PRAISE YOU-ctr, LORD. YOU-ctr SAVE ME FINISH. ME WILL PRAISE YOU-ctr, LORD.
1. TO YOU-ctr LORD, ME SUMMON HELP-me. AND YOU-ctr, MY GOD, FINISH HEAL ME. MY SOUL YOU-ctr RAISE-UP FROM THOSE-rt NOW DEAD. MY LIFE #BACK-TO-me, NOT~NEED FALL. Refrain
2. ATTEND-TO-me LORD. HAVE-MERCY-ON-me. GOD, PLEASE COME HELP-me. MY TEARS, YOU-ctr REPLACE, SPIRIT READY DANCE. GOD, ME THANK YOU-ctr FOREVER. Refrain
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
HEAL - HEALTHY.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
#BACK-TO-me - (2h)[B], POs > sign, FOs up; the hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards the signer.
FALL - [V] touches FT to palm of [B], then DH slips, ascends slightly, and then falls forward on dorsal (back of hand) side.
ATTEND-TO-me - PAY-ATTENTION but with the movement directed towards the signer.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-me - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
TEARS - (2h)[X] scratches downward slightly on face under eyes.
Refrain: I will praise you, Lord. You have rescued me. I will praise you, Lord.
1. To you, O Lord, I cried for help, and you, my God, have healed me. You have raised my soul from the dead; restored my life from those who fall. Refrain
2. Hear, O Lord, have mercy on me. O God, come to my help! You have turned my tears into dancing. O God, I will thank you forever. Refrain