EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: WE SHOULD GO REJOICE, REJOICE WHILE WE GO LORD HIS-rt HOUSE.
WE SHOULD REJOICE WHILE WE GO LORD HIS-rt HOUSE.
1. ME THRILLED HEAR THEM-rt SAY,
(role play) COME-ON, WE NEED GO LORD HIS-rt HOUSE.
NOW OUR FEET STAND
INSIDE JERUSALEM WALLS. Refrain
2. JERUSALEM ITSELF-lf CITY SET-UP DEFINITE.
WEAVE TOGETHER, UNITED STRONG.
TRIBES CLIMB MOUNTAIN.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt TRIBES
VISIT HOLY TEMPLE. Refrain
3. TRIBES OFFER-UP THANK
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt NAME.
FOLLOW JEWISH LAW.
JUDGEMENT THRONE IN HIS-rt TEMPLE
FOR KING-DAVID HIS-ctr FAMILY HAND-DOWN. Refrain
4. PRAY+ GOOD THINGS FOR JERUSALEM.
PEOPLE LOVE YOU-lf
HAVE SUCCESS AND PEACE.
PEACE INSIDE YOUR-lf RAMPARTS AND TOWERS.
PEOPLE LIVE IN YOUR-lf BUILDINGS. Refrain
5. FOR S-A-K-E MY PEOPLE AND MY FRIENDS,
ME WISH PEACE FOR YOU-lf, JERUSALEM.
ME LOVE GOD HIS-rt HOUSE,
MEAN PRAY+ GOOD SUCCEED FOR YOU-lf. Refrain
Notes: REJOICE - CELEBRATE.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
JERUSALEM - [B with thumbs flush with other fingers but not folded into palm], touches mouth and then pronates.
WALLS - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, hands twist while moving away and then close, as if mimicing a wall-in area.
DEFINITE - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend rapidly and close to (2h)[F].
WEAVE - (2h), POs down, NDH FO > DS, DH FO away, DH weaves as it moves forward, starting closer to signer's body and next to NDH.
TRIBES - T,B-GROUP@NDS, T,B-GROUP@DS.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
KING-DAVID - D-KING.
RAMPARTS - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, elbows are held high and arms overlap as in TABLE and DS arm descends and strikes NDS arm from above, then DS arm is held in place and NDS arm descends and strikes DS arm from above.
TOWERS - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, rise together on DS, then NDS to outline towers.
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
Refrain: Let us go rejoicing, rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
1. How I rejoiced to hear them say,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord."
And now within your walls
we are standing, O Jerusalem.
2. Jerusalem, a city firmly built,
knit together in unity and strength.
There the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord,
3. The the tribes give thanks
to the name of the Lord,
according to the law of Israel.
There are set the thrones of judgement
for the house of David.
4. Let us pray for the good of Jerusalem,
and for those who love you
prosperity and peace,
peace within your ramparts and your towers,
peace in your dwellings.
5. For the sake of my people and my friends,
I say peace be to you, Jerusalem.
For love of God's house
I pray for you and your prosperity.