Lord, whose love in humble service - Bayly & White

Lord, whose love in humble service - Albert F. Bayly & B.F. White (attr.)

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 16 June 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. LORD YOUR-lf LOVE SERVE HUMBLE.
ACCEPT BURDEN PEOPLE HAVE.
YOU-lf CRUCIFIED, FEEL-DEFLATED,
USE YOUR-lf MERCY FORGIVE SIN.
WE, YOUR SERVANTS, WORSHIP
THROUGH OUR VOICE, THROUGH OUR HEART.
EVERY GIFT WE RECEIVE
YOUR-lf PURPOSE MAKE HOLY.

2. SOME YOUR CHILDREN HOME HAVE-NONE.
STILL SOME HUNGRY BEG-FOR BREAD.
STILL HAVE PRISONERS REALLY-WANT FREE.
STILL WE MOURN FOR PEOPLE DEAD.
PARALLEL YOU-lf LORD, COMPASSIONATE,
CAUSE SICK HEALTHY, SOUL LIBERATE.
YOUR-lf SPIRIT SEND POWER
TO OUR WORLD, BECOME WHOLE.

3. WHILE WE WORSHIP, GIFT-TO US VISUALIZE,
YOUR-lf LOVE SHOW US LIGHT.
LOVE ADVANCED, DEEP, BROAD,
IDEA-LIKE SUNRISE HELP US SEE.
INFORM US HOW HELP PEOPLE BURDENED.
YOUR-lf COMPASSION TEACH US WORK.
WE INSPIRED SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS.
LIFE OVERFLOW, WE SHARE-WITH (2h)#ALL.


Notes: BURDEN/ED - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.

CRUCIFIED - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa + hold (2h)[B] out, POs away, as if on the cross.

FEEL-DEFLATED - [C], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at midchest and closes to [O^]. You can hold [B], PO down, FO > DS underneath it.

MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs > people who are receiving mercy, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.

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.

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

PURPOSE - THINK MEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Purpose.

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

HAVE-NONE - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.

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

PARALLEL - (2h)[1], POs down, FOs away, move forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Parallel.

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

COMPASSION/ATE - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.

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.

LIBERATE - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".

WHOLE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.

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.

BROAD - GENERAL.

IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.

OVERFLOW - [5], 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.

(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].

Lyrics:

1. Lord, whose love in humble service
bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken,
worked your mercy's perfect deed;
we, your servants, bring the worship
not of voice alone, but heart,
consecrating to your purpose
every gift which you impart.

2. Still your children wander homeless,
still the hungry cry for bread.
Still the captives long for freedom,
still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion,
healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your power
to our world to make it whole.

3. As we worship, grant us vision,
till your love's revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness
dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens
your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service,
your abundant life to share.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear the music (without words), go to http://www.rockhay.org/worship/music/lordwhoselove.htm.

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