EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: LORD, SEND YOUR-rt MERCY FLOAT-DOWN. WHY? WE TRUST YOU-rt.
1. (2h)YOU JUST SHOULD THRILLED ABOUT THE-rt LORD.
PRAISE NOISY, FINE.
USE LYRE AND VOICE.
MAKE MUSIC AND APPROACH THE-rt LORD.
2. GOD HIS-rt WORD ALWAYS TRUE.
EVERYTHING GOD DO SET-UP, DISBAND NEVER.
EVERY MOUNTAIN PEAK, EVERY OCEAN FLOOR,
LORD BUILD WITH LOVE.
3. HAPPEN LORD LOOK-DOWN
SEE PEOPLE HUNGRY, SEND LOVE.
WE L-A-C-K SOMETHING,
HE-rt BRING HEALTH, LOOK-FORWARD CAN.
ANYTHING WE NEED, HE-rt HAVE-MERCY-ON US.
Notes: (2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LYRE - Mime playing a small guitar-like instrument.
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
DISBAND - (2h)[5:], POs ><, interlace fingers and then bring knuckles downwards.
PEAK - (2h)[B] move upwards at diagonals that meet at a peak.
HAVE-MERCY-ON [US] - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
Refrain: Lord, let your mercy be on us as we place our trust in you.
1. Exult, you just, in the Lord.
It is good to sound your praises,
giving thanks to God
with your strings and voice,
making music before the Lord.
2. The word of God ever true,
all the works of God enduring.
Every mountain peak, every ocean floor,
loving labor, loving Lord.
3. Behold, the eyes of the Lord
look with love on those who hunger,
bringing health and hope
to our days of want,
bringing mercy in every need.