EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
HEAVENLY-FATHER, ATTEND-TO-me MY PRAYER. ME CALL-TO YOU HELP-me. WHY? UP-TO-NOW YOU ALWAYS PROTECT ME, IDEA~LIKE RAMPART AGAINST MY ENEMY. EVERYDAY ME REALLY-WANT TWO-OF-US TOGETHER FOREVER. YOU PROTECT ME, IDEA~LIKE NOTHER BIRD AGAINST SUNSHINE STRONG. MY STRENGTH FROM YOU. EARLY-MORNING ME PRAY TALK-WITH-You. YOU IDEA~LIKE WATER WHEN ME THIRST*, IDEA~LIKE FOOD WHEN ME HUNGRY*. SOMETIMES WORLD LIKE DESERT, WE EXHAUSTED. WATER HAVE-NONE. THEREFORE ME REALLY-WANT ANNOUNCE YOUR NAME~SHINY. ME alt.EXPRESS PRAISE FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER.
Notes: 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.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
RAMPART - [S] arm is held out horizontally, FO > DS, [V] looks out in a sweep over the "wall". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - rampart.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
HAVE-NONE - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.
NAME~SHINY - Starts like the sign NAME, the NDH is left in place while the DH touches it with the [open 8] (as in the sign FEEL), then moves upwards while twisting the wrist.