EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ME BELIEVE, ME BELIEVE ME SEE
LORD alt.GIFT-TO-us OVERFLOW WHILE ME STILL LIVE.
1. LORD HE-rt (<) MY LIGHT,
LORD HE-rt (<) MY FOUNDATION, (>) MY SALVATION.
THE-rt LORD MY PLACE ESCAPE. HE-rt GUARD MY LIFE;
NONE MAKE ME AFRAID.
2. ONE* THING ME REQUEST,
LIVE LORD HIS-rt HOUSE FROM-NOW-ON.
ME LOOK-AT"over time" GOD alt.GIFT-TO-us UNTIL DEATH.
GOD PROTECT"over time" MY LIFE.
3. ME BELIEVE ME SEE
LORD alt.GIFT-TO-us OVERFLOW
WHILE ME STILL LIVE.
PATIENT, BRAVE, WAIT FOR LORD HELP-us.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
alt.GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
1. The Lord is my light,
the Lord is my rock, my salvation.
The Lord is my refuge, guarding my life;
of whom should I be afraid?
2. Only one thing I ask:
may I live in the house of my Lord.
I shall gaze on God's goodness all of my days;
I shall live in the shelter of God.
3. I believe I shall see
the gooodness of God
in the land of the living.
Be strong, wait for the Lord.
To hear the music (without words), go to Bob Sorem's Hymn MIDI Sequences, and click on "The Goodness of the Lord : Psalm 27 (S. Soper)".