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) 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) cross fingers as in CONFLICT and move up and away while repeatedly curling fingers like flapping wings.
GLORY - (2h), 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 .
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). 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.
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,
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
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.
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.
To hear a partial performance, go to Turn to God in Your Need | OCP.org.