EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ||: JEWISH PEOPLE IDEA-LIKE LORD HIS-rt GRAPE FARM. :||
1. GRAPE VINE FROM EGYPT YOU-rt TRANSPLANT.
OTHERS NATION YOU-rt SHOO-AWAY.
VINE BRANCHES SPREAD TO SEA.
CONTINUE TO RIVER JORDAN.
2. WHY YOU-rt PULL-DOWN WALL?
EVERY ONE alt.PASS-BY PLUCK FRUIT?
WILD PIG FROM FOREST DESTROY
AND ANIMAL FROM FIELD EAT-UP.
3. LORD CONTROL ANGEL SCADS-OF,
PLEASE LOOK-DOWN AND SEE.
TAKE-CARE-OF US IDEA-LIKE VINE.
YOUR-rt RIGHT HAND PLANT-IN-GROUND US, PLEASE PROTECT.
YOU-rt MAKE SECOND ADAM STRONG.
4. MEAN FROM-NOW-ON WE WITHDRAW NOT,
GIFT-TO US LIFE NEW,
AND WE WILL SUMMON YOUR-rt NAME.
LORD, RULE ANGEL SCADS-OF, WE REALLY-WANT #BACK-WITH-God.
IF YOUR FACE SHINE-DOWN US
WE SAVED WILL.
Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
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.
TRANSPLANT - NDH [B], PO down, FO away, is held out to represent the ground, and [S], PO > NDS, FO away, moves straight down as if placing a plant or tree directly in a hole in the ground.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
JORDAN - [L], FO up, touches thumb to forehead. For a film of this sign, click on Jordan - المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية.
PULL-DOWN - (2h)[5:], POs up, FOs away, pull down as if grasping something while closing to (2h)[S].
alt.PASS-BY - (2h), POs ><, hands alt. travel to the opposite side.
PLUCK - [5:], PO away, FO up, twists as if grasping a fruit, twisting it, and pulling it off the branch.
FIELD - GRASS THEREABOUTS.
EAT-UP - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, close repeatedly to (2h)[A] while moving forward as if taking bites out of the ground and teeth click together each time.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.
PLANT-IN-GROUND - NDH [B], PO down, FO away, is held out to represent the ground, and [S], PO > NDS, FO away, moves straight down as if placing a plant or tree directly in a hole in the ground.
ADAM - [A] taps DS temple with thumb tip 2x.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
WITHDRAW - DH , PO away, FO up, is held further away than [B], PO > DS, FO up, and DH is pulled > signer.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
#BACK-WITH-God - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held with NDH close to the body and the DH high and close to where God is spatialized. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.
SHINE-DOWN - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hand opens to [5^] while moving > signer.
Refrain: ||: The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel. :||
1. A vine from Egypt you transplanted;
you drove away the nations and planted it.
It put forth its foliage to the Sea.
its shoots as far as the River.
2. Why have you broken down its walls,
so that every passer-by plucks its fruit,
the boar from the forest lays it waste,
and the beast of the field feed upon it?
3. Once again, O Lord of hosts,
look down from heaven, and see;
take care of this vine,
and protect what your right hand has planted,
the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
4. Then we will no more withdraw from you;
give us new life,
and we will call upon your name.
O Lord, God of hosts, restore us;
if your face shine upon us,
then we shall be saved.
To hear the music (without words), go to The Vineyard of the Lord/Lord, Make Us Turn to You | OCP.org.