EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: REMEMBER YOUR-rt LOVE RELATED-TO US, OUR LORD.
REMEMBER YOUR-rt PEOPLE, HAVE-MERCY-ON US, OUR LORD.
1. LORD HE-rt (<) MY LIGHT, (>) MY SALVATION. WHO SHOULD ME FEAR?
LORD HE-rt (<) MY LIGHT, (>) MY HELP. WILLING PAY-ATTENTION ME SUMMON.
2. IF YOU-rt, LORD, SHOULD CALCULATE MY OFF-PATH-lf&rt, WHO CAN STAND?
KNOW-THAT YOU-rt HAVE-MERCY-ON-me FORGIVE. YOU-rt GUIDE ME.
3. LORD, PAY-ATTENTION ME SUMMON AND ANSWER ME.
MY HEART YELL COME TOGETHER ME. YOU-rt, ME (2h)SEARCH-FOR.
4. MY SOUL WAIT FOR THE-rt LORD, MORE-THAN GUARD LOOK-FORWARD MORNING.
ME TRUST YOU-rt KIND PAY-OFF SIN DEBT. ME TRUST YOUR-rt WORD.
5. BEFORE (2h)#ALL MOUNTAINS RISE-UP-FROM-SEA AND EARTH CHANGE SHAPE.
LORD, YOU-rt READY BECOME OUR PLACE HIDE EVERY GENERATION.
Notes: HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
SALVATION - SAVE.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
OFF-PATH-lf&rt - DH [S], PO > NDS, flicks finger > NDS from off , PO > NDS, FO up. Then DH flicks > DS.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
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.
YELL - [5:], PO > mouth, moves upwards from mouth.
SOUL - NDH [C] or [S] is held close to body and [F] which inserts FT into NDH then slowly draws it upwards with a wavy path. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Spirit.
MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
GUARD - G-PROTECT.
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
RISE-UP-FROM-SEA - (2h)[5:] ascend as if the leading edges of the mountains.
Refrain: Remember your love and your faithfulness, O Lord.
Remember your people and have mercy on us, Lord
1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life and my refuge; when I call He hears.
2. If you dwelt, O Lord, upon our sinfulness, then who could stand?
But with You there is mercy and forgiveness and a guiding hand.
3. O Lord, hear the sound of my call and answer me.
My heart cries out for Your presence; it is You I seek.
4. As sentinels wait upon the daylight, wait for the Lord.
I trust in your kindness and redemption; and your faithful word.
5. Before all the mountains were begotten and earth took shape,
even then, O Lord, you were our refuge throughout every age.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to MIDI music, R and click on "Remember Your Love".