EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: MY SOUL THIRST, MY BODY HUNGER,
MY HEART REALLY-WANT BE-WITH YOU-rt.
YOUR-rt LOVE BEAT LIFE ITSELF.
GOD, YOU-rt ALWAYS SUPPORT ME.
ME SEARCH CONNECT-TO GOD.
1. PARALLEL DESERT PEOPLE EXHAUSTED WITHOUT WATER,
MY FLESH NEED YOU-rt INSPIRE ME.
MY SPIRIT DRY*, LIFE GONE, WITHOUT YOU-rt.
2. ME WILL THANK YOU-rt DURING MY WHOLE LIFE.
ME SING PRAISE YOU-rt.
ME FEAST TOGETHER-WITH YOU-rt, BECOME FULL-of-food.
3. ALL-NIGHT ME REMEMBER YOU-rt.
MY GOD, YOU-rt HELP ME
YOUR-rt WINGS-FOLD, ME HIDE AND REJOICE.
Notes: REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
BE-WITH/TOGETHER-WITH - TOGETHER.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BEAT - (2h)[S], DPO > NDS, NDPO down, FOs away, are held with DH on top of NDH and DH strikes NDH at wrist while index and middle fingers shoot out suddenly.
DESERT - DRY THEREABOUTS. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Desert.
EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.
FEAST - alt.EAT.
FULL-of-food - [B], PO down, FO > NDS, strikes chin from below.
WINGS-FOLD - Second half of ANGEL: arms extend, bend, and move slightly as if flying gently + arms cross in front of signer.
REJOICE - CELEBRATE.
Refrain: My soul is thirsting, my body pines;
for you my heart is longing.
Your love is better than life itself;
you are the God who upholds me.
You are the God whom I seek.
1. Like a dry weary land without water,
so my flesh pines for you;
parched and lifeless is my spirit without you.
2. I will bless you as long as I live;
I will sing songs of praise.
In your presence I will feast aNd be filled.
3. In the watches of night I remember;
you, my God, you, my help.
In the shadow of your wings I rejoice.