EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: JESUS LORD, HELP US BELIEVE YOU-lf STRONG.
LIFT-UP OUR HEART. FILL-UP US TRUST YOUR-lf L-O-V-E NEW.
1. GOD LOVE WORLD SO-MUCH #DO-DO? GIFT-TO US HIS-rt ONLY SON.
IF WE TRUST HIMlf, MEAN WE LIVE FOREVER CAN.
2. GOD SEND HIS-rt SON FIX WORLD BREAK.
DON'T-WANT BLAME, WANT SAVE US SAY-PERIOD.
3. JESUS IDEA-LIKE LIGHT HELP US SEE TRUTH.
IF WE FOLLOW, HE-lf BLESS EVERYTHING WE DO.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
FILL-UP - DH [B], PO down, rises until it slaps bottom of NDH, PO down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - maximum.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
SAY-PERIOD - [bO] touches mouth and then pronates (twist PO away) and stop abruptly.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
Refrain: Jesus, Lord, strengthen us with faith in you.
Lift our hearts, fill us with new trust in your love.
1. God so loved the world he gave his only Son,
with our faith in him we shall have eternal life.
2. God send his Son into a broken world,
Not to condemn, but that we might be saved.
3. Jesus is the light by which we see the truth;
If we follow him we are blest in all we do.