EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. TODAY (<) BRIGHT, (>) HAPPY.
READY FORSEE TELL-STORY WITH SONG.
NEW IDEAS THOUGHT-OCCUR++.
WE LOOK-BACK REMEMBER CHERISH.
SOUL HAVE WORLD OPEN-GATE'wide'.
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE, MESH.
WE VISUALIZE LIVE FOREVER, NEVER END.
2. EARTH ITSELF FEEL HAPPY TOO.
(<) MOUNTAIN RANGE-TO (>) SEA.
LIVING~THINGS BORN"each" SPREAD.
FRESH, MANY, FREE.
VALLEY, HILL, FOREST DIM,
(2h)#ALL NATURE SING TOGETHER
3. LIFE FOREVER
BEGIN LIKE NEW SUNRISE.
OUR HEART HAPPY SING ABOUT EASTER.
PARALLEL PASSOVER WITH PRAISE.
HEAVEN HAVE MANY PLACE FOR US.
DIE MEAN GONE, DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY.
YOU-rt,hi HERE LONG-AGO
TO NOW AND FOREVER.
Notes: FORSEE - PREDICT.
MESH - (2h)[5:], POs towards, FT interlace, then POs change to down while the "gears" mesh smoothly together.
RANGE-TO - DH [B], PO > NDS, bends multiple times at wrist from behind NDH , PO towards, "showing all the values".
FRESH - Like FRIENDLY, but without the wg.
DIM - DARK, with hands crossing, but don't descend fully + (2h)[5^], POs down, FOs away, descend from above and almost close to (2h)[O^] but still keep FTs somewhat open with hu.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
RESURRECT - [V], PO up, FO away, pronates and hops onto the palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Resurrection.
EASTER - (2h)[E], POs away, FOs up, separate in upward arcs. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Easter.
PASSOVER - [S] taps thumbside against elbow (like CRACKER). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cracker.
DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY - , PO > NDS, FO up, - brought to mouth with pl.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
1. O day of light and gladness,
Of prophecy and song,
What thoughts within us waken,
What hallowed memories throng!
The soulŐs horizon widens,
Past, present, future blend;
And rises on our vision
The life that hath no end.
2. Earth feels the seasonŐs joyance,
From mountain range to sea
The tides of life are flowing
Fresh, manifold and free.
In valley and on upland,
By forest pathways dim,
All nature lifts in chorus
The resurrection hymn.
3. O Lord of life eternal,
To Thee our hearts upraise
The Easter song of gladness,
The Passover of praise.
Thine are the many mansions,
The dead die not to Thee,
Who fillest from Thy fullness
Time and eternity.
To hear the music (without words), go to O day of light and gladness (No. 270).