Lamb of God (Your only Son) - Paris

Lamb of God (Your only Son) - Twila Paris

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 17 March 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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

1. YOUR-rt ONLY SON, NO SIN NEED HIDE,
BUT YOU-rt SEND HIM-lf LEAVE YOUR SIDE.
HE-lf WALK WITH US, HERE GUILTY EARTH,
BECOME FOR US THE-lf LAMB FROM GOD.

(Some versions put the refrain here.)

2. YOUR-rt LOVING GIFT, THEY-rt CRUCIFY.
THEY-rt BELLY-LAUGH AND MOCK-lf WHILE HE-lf DIE.
OUR HUMBLE KING THEY-rt BLAME-lf TRICK,
AND SACRIFICE THE-lf LAMB FROM GOD.

Refrain: YOU-lf LAMB FROM GOD, SWEET LAMB FROM GOD.
ME LOVE THE-lf HOLY LAMB FROM GOD.
PLEASE WASH-body ME WITH HIS-lf PRECIOUS BLOOD.
MY JESUS CHRIST, THE-lf LAMB FROM GOD.

3. ME OFF-PATH-lf&rt SO-MUCH, ME READY DIE.
BUT YOU-rt BRING ME CLOSE-TO YOUR-rt SIDE.
YOUR-rt STAFF AND ROD LEAD ME RIGHT.
NOW ME CALLED LAMB FROM GOD.


Notes: SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.

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

SIDE - Run palm of [B] down side referred to or if non-specific, DS.

LOVING - LOVE+.

GIFT - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.

CRUCIFY - 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.

BELLY-LAUGH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, DH is above NDH and they move alt. to and fro like a vibrating belly.

SACRIFICE - OFFER-UP.

HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.

WASH-body - (2h)[A], rub palm sides in symmetric circles on chest.

PRECIOUS - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S].

OFF-PATH-lf&rt - DH [S], PO > NDS, flicks finger > NDS from off [1], PO > NDS, FO up. Then DH flicks > DS.

SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.

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.

ROD - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, are held with DH above and touching NDH. DH moves upwards.

Lyrics:

1. Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God.

(Some versions put the refrain here.)

2. Your gift of Love they crucified
They laughed and scorned him as he died;
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God.

Refrain: Oh Lamb of God, Sweet Lamb of God;
I love the Holy Lamb of God.
Oh wash me in His precious Blood.
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

3. I was so lost I should have died,
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called a lamb of God. Refrain

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear the music a performance of this song, go to Twila Paris - Lamb of God.

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