Psalm 69 - Cooney

Psalm 69: Turn to God in your need - Rory Cooney

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 16 June 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

Refrain: ||: MANY-LOOK-TO GOD HAPPEN NEED++. :||
||: (2h)YOU LIVE WILL. :||

1. ME PRAY "WHAT"?
FAVOR MY BEGGING.
ANSWER ME, GOD,
WITH GREAT LOVE.
COME-ON HELP ME.
ME PRAY YOU-rt KIND WILL.
LOOK-DOWN-ON ME, HAVE-MERCY-ON-me.

2. MY LIFE POOR. PAIN BOTHER"over time".
BEG YOU-lf LIFT-UP ME.
YOUR-rt NAME SWEET.
MY HEART heart-MOVE-UP FLY-AWAY.
YOUR-rt GLORY LIFT-UP ME SING.

3. HAPPEN MY LIFE SAFE,
PEOPLE LOWLY NOTICE WILL.
THEIR-rt HEART INSPIRED LOOK-FORWARD LIFE.
GOD, PAY-ATTENTION PEOPLE NEEDY.
NOT DISREGARD YOUR-rt SERVANTS
HANDS-CLAMPED CHAINS, WEEP.

4. GOD FORGET US NEVER
CAUSE TEMPLE MOUNTAIN BLOSSOM.
WE TRUST GOD BUILD SOCIETY NEW.
OUR DAUGHTERS, OUR SONS
GET FROM GOD HIMSELF-rt
THEIR-rt HERITAGE, MEAN HOLY LAND.


Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.

MANY-LOOK-TO-God - (2h)[4] move FT towards Heaven as if many eyes were looking to God.

(2h)YOU - 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.

KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.

HAVE-MERCY-ON-me - (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.

LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.

heart-MOVE-UP - (2h)[modified C] where the knuckles of each hand contact each other as well as the thumbs creating a valentine heart and then the hands move upwards.

FLY-AWAY - (2h)[1] cross fingers as in CONFLICT and move up and away while repeatedly curling fingers like flapping wings.

GLORY - (2h)[5], POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.

LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.

NEEDY - NEED++.

DISREGARD - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, then moves slightly > DS, then is thrown forward while opening to a [5].

HANDS-CLAMPED - Grab NDH wrist with DH, then change dominance and repeat.

WEEP - Touch FT of (2h)[X] under eyes + "RAIN".

CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h)[5]. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.

TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.

BLOSSOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.

HERITAGE - H-PASS-DOWN.

HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.

Lyrics:

Refrain: ||: Turn to God in your need, :||
||: you shall live. :||

1. This is my prayer to you:
favor my plea.
In your great love, O God,
answer me.
Come with your help
and your kindness I pray:
be merciful. Turn my way!

2. Here in my poverty, haunted by pain,
I beg you hear me, raise me again.
Sweet is your name on my heart
taking wing.
Lifted in glory, I sing.

3. The poor ones shall see
when you rescue my life;
their hearts, full of hope, will revive.
O God, hear the needy,
and do not disdain
your servants who weep in chains.

4. "Who-Never-Forgets"
will bring Zion to bloom.
God who is faithful will build us anew.
Our daughters and sons
willl receive from God's hand
this heritage: holy Land.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a partial performance, go to Turn to God in Your Need | OCP.org.

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