I'll tell it wherever I go

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 17 August 2004, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).


ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
ME COUNT HE BLESS+, HE NOT COUNT ME CONFESS+.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
HAPPEN FUTURE? BIG-QUESTION. LIFE OFTEN FEEL LOST.
#DO-DO? THANK-God, TRUST, PRAISE-God TAKE-OPPORTUNITY++.
ME TELL-STORY ADVANCED++. YOU JOIN-me STEP-BY-STEP.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.

ME KNOW HIM, WORSHIP HIM. GOOD LIFE SHOW HIM.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
FEEL NEAR, SEE CLEAR, JESUS LIFE IDEA~LIKE MIRROR.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
SOMETIMES HIS GLORY WE TEND (2h)alt.OVERLOOK.
BUT FIND HIM CLEAR WHERE? JESUS~BOOK.
HE (<) SAVE, (>) RAISE. FOREVER SHOULD PRAISE.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.

IF SATAN PUSH-me-DOWN, HIS GRACE PUSH-me-UP.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
HAPPEN TROUBLE DEPRESSED, ME NEVER FAIL BLESS.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.
SUPPOSE ME DIE"step by step", ONE WORD LEFT EXPRESS,
MY LAST BREATH SPEAK-OUT JESUS. MY LIFE DISSOLVE, GONE.
WHY HIS NAME? HE TAKE-CARE. LOOK-FORWARD MEET THERE-Heaven.
MY HOME, HE PREPARE.
ME ANNOUNCE EVERY PLACE ME TRAVEL'spiralling'.


Notes: There are a lot of internal rhymes I am trying to parallel in my translation. Maybe the result is just foolishness. You could work to improve it or just abandon it. Hopefully it is at least a noble attempt.

FAVOR - [open 8] taps middle FT against chin, like PREFER.

TRAVEL'spiralling' - [V:], PO down, FO away, travels slowly in a spiral from NDS to DS.

BIG-QUESTION - Like the sign QUESTION-MARK but both hands and all fingers (not the thumb) form a symmetric shape that is a question mark in the right hand and a reversed question mark in the left hand.

TAKE-OPPORTUNITY++ - [C], PO > NDS, FO away, brushes down of [B], PO up, FO away, and then closes to [S] and DH ascends. This is done repeatedly.

ADVANCED++ - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards repeatedly arcing towards the signer. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL Pro - advance.

STEP-BY-STEP - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DH is held ahead of NDH, then NDH leapfrogs over DH, and DH over NDH. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - procedure.

(2h)alt.OVERLOOK - (2h)[B], POs > signer alternately pass by the face at a diagonal.

RAISE - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if raising up a person.

PUSH-me-DOWN, HIS GRACE PUSH-me-UP - DH [B], PO down, FO away, pushes down on thumb of [A dot], PO > DS, FO away. The NDH is held in place while the DH signs HIS GRACE, then the DH supinates and comes under the [A dot] to push it up like the sign HELP.

DIE"step by step" - DIE is produced in slow increments to show the process rather than the result of being dead.

SPEAK-OUT - [4], PO > NDS, FO up, moves once away from the mouth with a deliberate movement.

THERE-Heaven - [B], PO up, FO is up and then the arm straightens out a bit to point to Heaven.

Lyrics:

I'll tell of the Savior, I'll tell of his favor,
I'll tell it wherever I go.
I count ev'ry blessing, I go on confessing,
I'll tell it wherever I go.
Tho life is uncertain, I cannot understand
But thank Him and trust Him and praise while I can,
I'll just tell it, excel it, let all voices swell it,
I'll tell it wherever I go.

I know Him, adore Him, A good life to show Him,
I'll tell it wherever I go.
He's nearest, He's clearest in my life He's dearest,
I'll tell it wherever╩I go.
What He is to you maybe you can't see
But this thing I know, He's everything to me,
'cause He saved me, He'll raise, for ever I'll praise Him,
I'll tell it wherever I go.

If satan oppress me, His grace will caress me
I'll tell it wherever I go.
When troubles depress me, He won't fail to bless me,
I'll tell it wherever I go.
If I was dying with just one word to say,
I'd speak it for Jesus then breath my life away,
'cause He'll be there, Meet me there
then go where He prepared,
I'll tell it wherever I go.

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