EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: MY SOUL IDEA~LIKE ||: CHILD TRUST HEAVENLY-FATHER. :||
1. MY HEART NOT ARROGANT. ME SEARCH WAY BEYOND ME NOT. IDEA ADVANCED, WANT MIRACLE HAPPEN, OFF-POINT. ME NEED YOUR-ctr PEACE. Refrain
2. QUIET, CALM, MY SOUL REST WHILE YOU-ctr HUG ME. IDEA~LIKE MOTHER WITH CHILD. ME HOPE YOU-ctr PROTECT. MY HEART OVERFLOW. WHY? YOU-ctr GIFT-TO-me PEACE. Refrain
3. PARALLEL DEER REALLY-WANT FIND RIVER, MY SOUL LONG-FOR YOU-ctr, SEE YOUR-ctr FACE. ME SING TO YOU-ctr. THANKS OFFER-UP. WHY? YOU-ctr GIFT-TO-me PEACE. Refrain
Notes: IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
BEYOND - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
GIFT-TO-me - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands flip > signer.
PARALLEL - (2h), POs down, FOs away, move forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Parallel.
DEER - (2h) tap thumbs against temples. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - deer.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
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.
LONG-FOR - Drag FTs of [C], PO > signer, FOs > NDS, down chest.
OFFER-UP - (2h)[B], POs up, lift up hands and move them towards God.
Refrain: Like a little child my soul will rest in you, my soul will rest in you.
1. My heart is not proud, my eyes do not seek the ways from above; the things that are great. The marvels beyond are not what I need, for you are my peace.
2. Quiet and still, my soul is calm, in your sweet embrace, like mother and child. My hope is in you, my heart is full, for you are my peace.
3. As the deer that longs for the stream, my soul longs for you, to see your face. To you I will sing and offer my thanks, for you are my peace.