EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
GOD WILL SHOW US. VIRGIN WILL CONCEIVE.
BABY HUMAN, BUT NOT LESS GOD.
GLORY FOR (2h)#ALL NATION.
LIGHT FOR (2h)#ALL SEE.
HOPE FOR ANY WILLING EMBRACE
HIS-lf WARM TRUTH.
Refrain: I-M-M-A-N-U-E-L, OUR GOD GO-WITH US.
AND IF GOD GO-WITH-US WHO CAN STAND AGAINST US?
OUR GOD GO-WITH US, I-M-M-A-N-U-E-L.
BRIDGE: FOR ANY THOSE-lf LIVE IN DEATH SHADOW,
LIGHT HAVE GLORY NOW DAWN.
FOR ANY THOSE-lf STUMBLE THROUGH DARK PLACE,
LOOK-LOOK-LOOK, YOUR-lf LIGHT ARRIVE. Refrain
SO YOUR ANSWER "WHAT"? (2h)YOU WILLING ANSWER HIS-lf CALL?
HE-rt NOT SAVE-UP HIS-rt SON,
BUT GIVE-UP HIM-lf FOR #ALL-OF-US.
HERE EARTH HAVE-NONE POWER.
HAVE-NONE PLACE TOO DEEP, TOO HIGH,
CAN SEPARATE US E-V-E-R
FROM GOD HIS-rt LOVE IN CHRIST. Refrain (2x)
Notes: VIRGIN - [V], PO away, FO up, brushes against DS of chin twice.
CONCEIVE - (2h), POs diagonally > signer, rush together at the wait level and interlink fingers. This means to "get pregnant (conceive)" not to "be pregnant".
HUMAN - H-BODY.
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.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
EMBRACE - Mime a hug.
THOSE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SHADOW - BLACK SHAPE.
LOOK-LOOK-LOOK - FT of [V] point at what the signer is encouraging people to look at and mouths "look, look, look".
SAVE-UP - Tap dorsal (back) side of [S] with palmar side of FT of [V].
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
HAVE-NONE - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.
A sign shall be given. A virgin will conceive.
A human baby bearing Undiminished deity:
The glory of the nations, a light for all to see,
Hope for all who will embrace his warm reality.
Refrain: Immanuel, Our God is with us.
And if God is with us, who could stand against us.
Our God is with us, Immanuel.
Bridge:For all those who live in the shadow of death,
A glorious light has dawned.
For all those who stumble in the darkness,
Behold your light has come. Refrain
So what will be your answer? Will you hear the call?
Of Him who did not spare His son but gave him for us all.
On earth there is no power, there is no depth or height
That could ever separate us from the love of God in Christ. Refrain Refrain (2x)
To see a performance of this song, go to 02. Michael Card - Immanuel.