EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ||: LORD, SHOW US YOUR-rt KINDNESS. :||
GIFT-TO US KINDNESS AND SALVATION, LORD.
1. ME WILL HEAR WHAT THE LORD ANNOUNCE.
PEACE AND SALVATION ARRIVE"step by step".
ALWAYS CLOSE FOR THOSE-rt BOW-DOWN-TO HIM.
GLORY LIVE HERE IN OUR LAND.
2. KINDNESS AND TRUTH PAH MEET.
JUSTICE AND PEACE HUG WITH LOVE.
TRUTH GROW FROM EARTH
AND JUSTICE LOOK-DOWN FROM HEAVEN FAR-AWAY.
3. GOD WILL GIFT-TO US PEACE OVERFLOW.
EARTH HAVE LIFE GROW"each".
BLESSING ALWAYS FLOW FROM HIM
HELP PREPARE HIS-rt WAY.
Notes: |The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
PAH! - Like SUCCEED but "pah" is mouthed and has the meaning of "at long last". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - finally.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
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.
BLESSING - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
FLOW - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, NDH is held closer to body, both hands swivel forward 2x.
Refrain: ||: Lord, let us see your kindness. :||
Your kindness and salvation grant us, O Lord.
1. I will hear what the Lord proclaims;
peace and salvation close at hand,
always near to those who fear him;
glory dwelling in our land.
2. Kindness and truth shall meet at last;
justice and peace embrace in love.
Truth shall spring up from the earth
and justice look down from heaven above.
3. God will grant abundant grace;
earth will spring up with boundless life.
Blessings flow ever before him
to prepare his way.