EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. JESUS MOTHER, GOD BLESS YOU-ctr BEST.
WE PRAISE AND PRAY TO YOU-ctr.
Refrain: ||: (4 times) AVE MARY! :||
2. MARY, YOU-ctr TRUST GOD PROMISE HAPPEN WILL
AND WISDOM ETERNAL BECOME FLESH IN YOU-ctr. Refrain
3. YOU-ctr CHERISH WITH FAITH AND LOVE ALL YOU-ctr HEAR.
YOUR HEART AND YOUR BODY GIVE-BIRTH WORD FROM GOD. Refrain
4. TIME ARRIVE YOUR-ctr BODY SHOULD DIE.
GOD LIFT-UP YOU-ctr, WITHOUT PAIN AND DEATH. Refrain
5. MARY BEAUTIFUL, HER-ctr CLOTHES THE-lf SUN,
PRAY WE SHARE WITH YOU-ctr CHRIST VICTORY. Refrain
Notes: BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
AVE - [B^], PO > signer, FO up, touches forehead and moves away.
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
ETERNAL - ALWAYS + DH produces STILL in the usual way, and the NDH produces STILL so that it moves back over the shoulder. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Eternal.
FLESH - Pinch cheek and pull it slightly side to side.
CHERISH - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S]
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Faith.
GIVE-BIRTH - S-ENTER. Not to be confused with BORN. The child is BORN, the mother GIVE[s]-BIRTH.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
VICTORY - WIN.
1. O Mother of Jesus, of all mothers blest,
To you may our praises and prayers be addressed.
Refrain: ||: (4 times) Ave Maria! :||
2. O Mary, you trusted God's promise was true,
And Wisdom eternal was made flesh in you. Refrain
3. You treasured in faith and in love all you heard;
Your heart and your body gave birth to God's Word. Refrain
4. When time claimed your body and held your last breath,
God raised you to glory, beyond pain and death. Refrain
5. O Mary, all beautiful clothed in the sun,
With you may we share in the vict’ry Christ won. Refrain