EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1, 4. PRAISE GOD ALL BLESS FROM HIM-ctr.
PRAISE HIM-ctr (2h)#ALL LIVE HERE EARTH.
PRAISE HIM-ctr IN HEAVEN ANGEL AND SAINT.
PRAISE HEAVENLY-FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT, THREE-OF-THEM.
2. #ALL-OF-US LIVE HERE UNDER HIS-ctr SKY,
SEND PRAISE FLOAT-UP OUR MAKER THERE-ctr.
HE-ctr PAY-OFF OUR SIN DEBT FINISH.
(<) EACH PERSON, (>) EACH COUNTRY, SING HIS-ctr NAME.
3. YOU-ctr HAVE-MERCY-ON-us US WITHOUT END, LORD.
AND YOUR-ctr WORD TRUTH FOREVER.
YOUR-ctr PRAISE POW FROM SHORE@lf TO SHORE@rt.
UNTIL SUN STAY SKY, SUNSET NO-MORE.
Notes: ALL - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Whole.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
HIM - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
HEAVEN - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs ><, hands are held high, circle around each other and then separate.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
SAINT - [S], PO down, FO away, moves > DS across palm of [B], PO up, FO > DS.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
FLOAT-UP - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands ascend with wg.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-us - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
POW - Touch ear with index finger then (2h)[S], PO down, FO away, move antisymmetrically from side to side while mouthing "pow". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - thunder.
SHORE - NDH [Bb], PO down, FO away, acts as the shore line, and the DH , PO down, FO > NDS, wg while moving towards and spilling over onto the dorsal side (backhand) of the NDH, receding and spilling over again, like waves.
NO-MORE - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
1, 4. Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
2. From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise!
Let the Redeeemer's name be sung
Through every land by every one.
3. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord
And truth eternal is thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
To see another translation of this hymn performed, go to Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.