EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ME SING SHOW"all" MY GOD MIGHTY.
MOUTAIN, HE-lf ERECT.
OCEAN, HE-lf POUR-OUT, SPREAD.
HE-lf BUILD SKY FAR-AWAY.
ME TELL-STORY SHOW"all" HE-lf WISE.
SUN CONTROL DURING DAY.
HE-lf COMMAND, MOON BECOME FULL-MOON,
STAR (2h)#ALL-OF-THEM OBEY HIM-lf.
2. ME TELL-STORY SHOW"all" GOD GOOD*.
HE-lf GIFT-TO-us US FOOD OVERFLOW.
(2h)LONG-AGO HE-lf COMMAND, OUR WORLD APPEAR.
HE-lf DECIDE THIS WORLD GOOD*.
EVERY PLACE ME LOOK"each",
ME SEE HIS-lf MIRACLE CLEAR.
EARTH HAVE WONDERFUL ANIMAL AND PLANT,
SKY HAVE BEAUTIFUL BIRD FLY-INTO-SKY.
3. (<) EVERY PLANT, (>) EVERY FLOWER,
SHOW"all" YOUR-lf GLORY CLEAR.
CLOUD FLOAT-BY-TO-lf, STORM CIRCLE-TO-rt,
YOU-lf ORDER FROM YOUR-lf THRONE.
OUR LIFE DEPEND-ON YOUR-lf POWER ALLOW;
YOU-lf SUPERVISE US HERE.
EVERY PLACE WE GO"each",
GOD YOU-lf GO-WITH US THERE-ctr.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
ERECT - (2h)[5:], POs down, FTs interlaced, knuckles rise with FTs still interlaced, the opposite of BREAK-DOWN.
POUR-OUT - (2h)[C] pour out an imaginary container.
FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
FULL(-MOON) - (2h)[bC], POs ><, FOs up, show the circular shape of a full moon.
(2h)#ALL-OF-THEM - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L]. Gaze upwards to show the stars are meant.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
FLY-INTO-SKY - (2h) cross at knuckles and index fingers curl repeatedly while the bird "flies away".
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.
FLOAT-BY-TO-lf - (2h)[5:] are held like the edges of a cloud and wg as the cloud drifts > lf. Reverse if you are left-handed.
CIRCLE-TO-rt - (2h), FTs circles around each other in a horizontal plane while moving > rt. Reverse if you are left-handed.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
GO-WITH - (2h)[A] press palms together and move forward.
1. I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God's command, and all the stars obey.
2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where'er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
3. There's not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.
To hear the music (without words), go to I sing the mighty power of God.