EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: (<) JESUS HIS-lf CROSS, HOLD-UP-cross.
(>) CHRIST, HIS-lf LOVE ANNOUNCE.
COME-ON WORLD THEREABOUTS WORSHIP HIS-lf HOLY NAME.
(some omit) 1. COME-ON CHRISTIAN, COPY MASTER HIS-lf WAY.
OUR KING WIN. HE-lf SON FROM GOD. Refrain
2. ANGEL SCADS-OF FOLLOW HIS-lf CROSS.
IDEA-LIKE ARMY MARCH, THEY-rt CELEBRATE OUR KING. Refrain
3. IF WE ACCEPT JESUS CRUCIFIED,
HIS-lf SEAL PROVE WE SERVE HIS-lf WAY. Refrain
4. LONG-AGOwg LORD, YOU-lf SUFFER CRUCIFIXION.
NOW SUMMON WORLD ASSEMBLE APPROACH YOU-lf. Refrain
5. WE SING ABOUT GOD CONQUER SIN FOREVER.
PRAISE HIM-lf SUFFER, WIN LIFE FOR US. Refrain
HOLD-UP-cross - Mime holding up a cross but with fists closed.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
THEREABOUTS - , PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - approximately.
WORSHIP - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
MASTER - FT of [5:] touch DS shoulder, then change to [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, and rises in an outward arc.
HOLY - H NICE. HE - - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many beings.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
CRUCIFIED - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - crucify.
SEAL - Thumbside of [S] stamps palm of [B].
CRUCIFIXION - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - crucify.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
Lyrics: (some versions omit verse 1)
Refrain: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim,
Till all the world adore His sacred Name.
1. Come, Christians, follow where the Master trod,
Our King victorious, the son of God.
2. Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
The hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.
3. Each newborn servant of the Crucified
Bears on the brow the seal of Him Who died.
4. O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
As Thou hast promised, draw the world to Thee.
5. So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory.
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music: L and click on "Lift high the cross."