EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: THE-rt LORD BLESS THOSE-lf BOW-DOWN AND WALK IN HIS-rt WAYS.
1. THE-rt LORD BLESS THOSE-lf BOW-DOWN
AND WALK IN HIS-rt WAYS.
IF YOUR(pl) HANDS WORK, (2h)YOU CAN EAT.
(2h)YOU HAPPY SUCCEED WILL. Refrain
2. YOUR WIFE IDEA-LIKE VINE HAVE GRAPES SCADS-OF
IN MIDDLE OF YOUR HOUSE.
YOUR CHILDREN IDEA-LIKE O-L-I-V-E BRANCHES
GROW AROUND YOUR TABLE. Refrain
3. THE-rt LORD TRUE-BIZ
BLESS (2h)#ALL BOW-DOWN-TO HIM-rt.
PRAY THE-rt LORD BLESS (2h)YOU
FROM TEMPLE MOUNTAIN EVERYDAY YOU LIVE. Refrain
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
VINE - Start like GROW and hands pronate (twist to POs away) and become (2h)[5:]. NDH stays in place and DH ascends while both hands wg. For a movie of this sign, go to Dictionary of Sign (ASL) - vine.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.
BRANCHES - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held along side one another and touching. The DH moves away and branches out to the DS while the NDH moves to meet the DH when it returns to repeat the movement.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
Refrain: O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
1. O blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in his ways!
By the labor of your hands you shall eat.
You will be happy and prosper.
2. Your wife like a fruitful vine
in the heart of your house;
your chidren like shoots of the olive
around your table.
3. Indeed thus shall be blest
all those who fear the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion
all the days of your life!