EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ||: COME-ON, WE NEED GO LORD HIS-rt HOUSE, REJOICE. :||
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
BUILD STRONG, COOPERATE.
TRIBE TWELVE, TRIBE TWELVE, TRAVEL-UPHILL@lf.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt TRIBES. Refrain
3. GOD COMMAND JEWISH PEOPLE PRAISE
HIS-rt NAME AND THANK HIM-rt.
JUDGEMENT THRONE ESTABLISH IN HIS-rt TEMPLE
FOR KING-DAVID HIS-ctr FAMILY HAND-DOWN. Refrain
4. PRAY+ JERUSALEM HAVE PEACE.
PEOPLE LOVE JERUSALEM SUCCEED SHOULD.
PRAY+ PEACE REIGN INSIDE YOUR-lf WALLS FOREVER.
PEOPLE LIVE IN YOUR-lf BUILDING RICH WILL. Refrain
5. ME LOVE MY FAMILY AND LOVE MY FRIENDS,
MEAN ME PRAY PEACE FOR (2h)YOU.
ME LOVE LORD OUR GOD HIS-rt HOUSE,
MEAN ME PRAY GOOD HAPPEN FOR (2h)YOU. Refrain
Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
REJOICE - CELEBRATE.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
TRIBE - T,B-GROUP.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
KING-DAVID - D-KING.
HAND-DOWN - (2h)[O^], revolve around each other as they move from the DS shoulder forward.
REIGN - CONTROL.
Refrain: ||: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. :||
1. I rejoiced when I heard them say:
"Let us go to the house of the Lord,"
and now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
2. Jerusalem is a city
built with unity and strength.
It is there, it is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.
3. For Israel's law it is
to praise God's name and there to give God thanks.
There are set the judgment thrones
for all of David's house.
4. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
"May those who love you prosper;
May peace ever reign within your walls,
and wealth within your buildings!"
5. For love of my family and love of my friends,
I pray that peace be yours.
For love of the house of the Lord our God
I pray for your good.