EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: GLORY LIKE RIVER, HAPPEN OUR BIRTH.
GOD POUR-OUT RICH, SPRINKLE-DOWN EARTH.
WE BORN FROM DARKNESS
BUT ENTER GOD HIS-ctr LIGHT
WE SURROUNDED GLORY FROM GOD.
1. MERCY IDEA~LIKE FOUNTAIN,
FROM JESUS HIS-lf CROSS.
2. WITH HIM-lf HAVE SAFE PLACE.
HEAL, SICKNESS GONE.
JOY IF WE ASK HIM-lf
3. BREAD FOR OUR JOURNEY
GOD WILL PROVIDE.
HOPE ANY TIME-PERIOD.
JESUS COMPANION AND GUIDE.
4. DARK LIFE HE-lf DESTROY.
NIGHT WE REJECT.
CHRIST NOW OUR SUNSHINE
LIFT-UP, LEAD US RIGHT WAY.
Notes: 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.
POUR-OUT - (2h)[C], mime holding a large container and tipping it to allow the contents to pour out.
SPRINKLE-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands descend with wg.
DARKNESS - DARK.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
SURROUNDED - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs > people who are receiving mercy, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
FOUNTAIN - WATER + [S] burst up through [C], PO > DS, FO up, and opens to a .
GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to  while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.
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
SALVATION - S-FREE.
FLOW-forward - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, NDH is held closer to body, both hands swivel forward 2x.
CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
HIM - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
JOY - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.
TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.
COMPANION - TOGETHER AGENT.
REJECT - Hands start like the final position of STOP and DH slides > DS while pronating.
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.
Refrain: River of glory, springs of our birth,
flood of God's riches poured on the earth.
We are born from the darkness
and clothed in the light!
We are bathed in the glory of God!
1. Fountain of mercy,
grace flowing free,
streams of salvation,
spilling with love from a tree!
2. Here there is haven,
healing and health,
joy for the asking,
love in abundance of wealth!
3. Bread for our journey
God will provide.
Hope for all ages,
Jesus, companion and guide!
4. Darkness is banished,
night turned away.
Christ is our sunlight,
lifting and leading our way!
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Midi music - R and click on "River of Glory".