EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. LOVE+ KING HE-rt MY SHEPHERD.
alt.GIFT-TO-us GOOD THINGS NEVER STOP.
IF TWO-OF-US CONNECTED ME NEVER L-A-C-K.
HE-rt MINE FOREVER.
2. MY SIN DEBT HE-rt PAY-OFF PLUS LEAD
TO PLACE HAVE WATER FLOW.
THEREABOUTS SPIRIT alt.EAT FRESH
FULL HEAVEN ITS-rt MEANING.
3. ME (<) STUBBORN, (>) FOOLISH STRAY-lf&rt.
BUT STILL HE-rt SEARCH WITH L-O-V-E.
FIND ME, #DO-DO? SOFT-HEARTED LIKE SHEPHERD PUT-sheep-ON-SHOULDER.
HE-rt CELEBRATE BRING-TO-Heaven ME HOME.
4. ME TRAVEL VALLEY DARK LIKE DEATH,
AFRAID NOT, SWEET LORD, TWO-OF-US TOGETHER.
YOUR-rt ROD, YOUR STAFF STILL COMFORT ME.
YOUR-rt CROSS ME SEE GUIDE"step by step".
5. TABLE FANCY SET"each" FEAST,
YOUR-rt GRACE COMFORT LIKE ANOINTING.
YOUR-rt WINE POUR-IN MY SILVER CUP.
MY THRILL END NEVER.
6. FOREVER, FOREVER SAME-OLD-THING,
YOUR-rt GOOD~THINGS NEVER FAIL.
SHEPHERD GOOD, ME SING PRAISE YOU-rt.
YOUR-rt TEMPLE, MY HOUSE FOREVER.
Notes: HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
alt.GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
CONNECTED - Interlink thumbs and index fingers of (2h)[F] and move down slightly and forcefully.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
FLOW - (2h), DHPO down, NDHPO up, FOs away, both hands move towards right side.
THEREABOUTS - , PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - approximately.
FRESH - (2h), PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.
STRAY-lf&rt - like the sign OFF-THE-POINT but the DH flicks index finger to one side and then to the other side; it's another way to sign the concept "sin".
SOFT-HEARTED - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
PUT-sheep-ON-SHOULDER - Use (2h)[C] to place an imaginary sheep on one's own shoulder.
ROD - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, are held with DH above and touching NDH. DH moves upwards.
STAFF - (2h)[F], POs > DS, FOs away. Hands are held with thumbsides touching. DH moves > NDS then > DS in C shape, like a shepherd's crook.
COMFORT - Like COMFORTABLE but signed more slowly.
CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
FEAST - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to  while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.
ANOINTING - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
POUR-IN - [A dot], holds thumb up and then inverts it over what is being poureed into.
SILVER -  touches earlobe and descends in a wavy pattern similar to GOLD. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Silver.
SAME-OLD-THING - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle vertically and symmetrically in a plane parallel to the chest.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
1. The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine for ever.
2. Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.
3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me,
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.
4. In death's dark vale I fear no ill
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.
5. Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and O what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!
6. And so through all the length of days
thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house for ever.
To hear the music (without words), go to The King of love my Shepherd is.