EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. YOU-lf PROPHET (<) YOUNG, (>) BRAVE GROW-UP G-A-L-I-L-E-E.
YOUR LIVE STILL SUMMON-us US SERVE PEOPLE NEED.
MAKE OUR IDEAS, OUR ACTION, TEND LESS BOW-DOWN"each" PEOPLE.
BETTER STAND BRAVE, BUT HUMBLE, (2h)IGNORE PEOPLE alt.LIE.
2. HELP-us US STAND RESOLUTE AGAINST WAR BLOOD SPILL.
HATE, LUST, alt.LIE, PREVENT US SEE YOU-lf CLEAR.
FORBID FALSE LOVE OUR COUNTRY, THAT LEAD US GO-OFF-POINT YOUR REALLY-WANT.
MEAN NATION SCATTERED-LOCATIONS, (2h)#ALL BECOME OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
3. WE NEED KIND EACH-OTHER, MEAN OUR HEART TRUE-BIZ PURE.
CHERISH EVERY NATION, (<) SKIN COLOR, (>) RICH, PUSH-BOTH-TO-THE-SIDES.
HEART, MIND, SOUL SHOULD BEAUTIFUL. YOU-lf REALLY-WANT "WHAT"?
YOUR CHILDREN HERE COOPERATE.
4. ENCOURAGE US COMPLAIN AGAINST TOO-MUCH RICH SHOW-OFF.
SOME PEOPLE SEND-SIGNAL"each" FEEL HUNGRY. PREFER HAVE (<) WORK, (>) HEALTH.
OUR BUSY DAY, SET-ASIDE, YOUR CHALLENGE WE ACCEPT.
GO-AHEAD LEAD US. WE FOLLOW YOUR HOLY WAY.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SUMMON-us - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves away from signer while closing to an [A], PO > signer, FO up, and moving up.
BOW-DOWN - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, are held like the final position of GIVE-UP, then bend these arms twice while bowing at waist once.
RESOLUTE - STUBBORN but positive facial expression.
LUST - WISH with malevolent facial expression.
GO-OFF-POINT - DH [S], PO > NDS, flicks finger off to the left and then to the right.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
SCATTERED-LOCATIONS - (2H)[5:], POs down, FOs away, alt. descend to show random placement.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
CHERISH - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S].
PUSH-BOTH-TO-THE-SIDES - (2h)[B], POs facing away from each other, FOs away, separate.
SOUL - NDH [C] or [S] is held close to body and [F] which inserts FT into NDH then slowly draws it upwards with a wavy path. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Spirit.
TOO-MUCH - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
SEND-SIGNAL"each" - DH [S] flicks fingertip at tip of NDH , PO > DS several times while moving from NDS to DS.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
1. O young and fearless Prophet of ancient Galilee,
Thy life is still a summons to serve humanity;
To make our thoughts and actions less prone to please the crowd,
To stand with humble courage for truth with hearts uncowed.
2. O help us stand unswerving against warŐs bloody way,
Where hate and lust and falsehood hold back the holy sway;
Forbid false love of country that blinds us to His call,
Who lifts above the nations the unity of all.
3. Create in us the splendor that dawns when hearts are kind,
That knows not race nor station as boundaries of the mind;
That learns to value beauty, in heart, or brain, or soul,
And longs to see GodŐs children as one perfect whole.
4. Stir up in us a protest against our greed for wealth,
While others starve and hunger and plead for work and health;
Once more to hear Thy challenge above our noisy day,
Again to lead us forward along the holy way.
To hear this song performed, go to O young and fearless prophet (No. 276)