Gott will ich lassen ratthen - Georg Niege & Dieterich Buxtehude

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 11 March 2006, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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

ME NEED GOD ADVISE ME. WHY? HIMSELF-ctr,hi ALMIGHTY. HE-ctr,hi BLESS EVERYTHING ME TRY. (<) SOMETIMES ME SUCCEED, (>) SOMETIMES ME FAIL. HE-ctr,hi ALWAYS WILLING HELP-me. WHY? ME OFFER-UP MY BODY. ME OFFER-UP MY SOUL. ME OFFER-UP LIFE, YES, EVERYTHING ME HAVE.

THAT ME BELIEVE TRUE-BIZ. ME DOUBT THAT NOTHING. GOD HIS-ctr,hi WILL CAUSE HIM-ctr,hi BLESS. GOD REALLY-WANT #ALL-OF-US WORK TOGETHER, COOPERATE DO WHAT SATIFY HIM-ctr,hi. FINE, MY HANDS READY GO-AHEAD HIS-ctr,hi GOAL. ME WILLING JOYFUL DO HIS-ctr,hi WORK. ALWAYS ME GO-TOWARDS-GOAL. GOD SUMMON ME ACCEPT CHALLENGE. THAT BECOME MY PROFESSION AND MY PURPOSE TO MY DEATH.


Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

ALMIGHTY - COMPLETE POWERFUL, that is, (2h)[B^], DH circles around and lands in the palm of NDH, PO up, FO > DS + FT of [C] strike biceps and immediately pull away. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.

BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h)[5]. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.s

SOUL - NDH [C] or [S] is held close to body and [F] which inserts FT into NDH then slowly draws it upwards with a wavy path. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Spirit.

TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.

WILL - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.

CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h)[5]. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.

REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.

#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.

GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.

JOYFUL - I-EXCITED.

GO-TOWARDS-GOAL - like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle while going towards the goal to show a constant process.

Lyrics:

Gott will ich lassen raten,
Der alle Ding vermag.
Er segne meine Taten,
mein Vornehmen und Sach.
Denn ich ihm heimgestellt
mein Leib, mein Seel, mein Leben,
und was er mir sonst geben;
er mach's, wie's ihm gefŠllt.

Darauf so sprech' ich Amen
und zweifle nicht daran:
Gott wird uns all' zusammen
ihm wollgefallen lan.
Drauf streck' ich aus mein Hand,
greif an das Werk mit Freuden,
dazu mich Gott bescheiden
in meinem Beruf und Stand.

English translation:

I want God to counsel me,
because he can do everything.
He blesses my undertaking,
my plans, and my supply,
because I offer to him
my body, my soul, my life,
and everything else I was given.
This he does, and it pleases him to do so.

On this, so say I "Amen,"
and I have no doubt.
Together, God wants us all
to please him.
On this, I reach out my hand
to meet with joy the challenge
that God wants me to do
for my life calling and purpose.

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