EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: SEEDS, CAST-seeds, TAKE-ROOT.
GRAIN, GROW, HARVEST.
BREAD, WE BREAK AND SHARE TOGETHER,
LIVING BREAD FROM GOD.
GRAPE, FRUIT FROM VINE.
WINE, PRODUCE WITH HANDS.
ONE CUP, #ALL-OF-US SHARE.
LIVING CUP, LIVING BREAD FROM GOD.
1. BREAD WE BREAK MEAN
WE SHARE OUR LORD TOGETHER.
CUP WE BLESS, SYMBOL
CHRIST BLOOD POUR-OUT FOR US. Refrain
2. HAPPEN SEED HIT ROCK
DRY, SEED-SHRINK, DIE.
HAPPEN SEED FIND GROUND SOFT
BLOSSOM, CONTINUE LIFE. Refrain
3. IDEA-LIKE GRAIN ON HILLS
WE GROW AND HARVEST,
PARALLEL GOD HIS CHURCH
ASSEMBLE BECOME ONE. Refrain
Notes: SEED/S - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A], as if planting seeds.
CAST-seeds - (2h)[A], POs up, FOs away, are held side by side, and then open and twist away while throwing the seeds in an arc before the signer.
TAKE-ROOT - NDH graps wrist of DH [S], which moves downwards and opens to a [5:] as if sprouting roots.
GRAIN - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.
HARVEST - [S] holds an imaginary handful of grain, and [B], PO up, FO away, slices through the grain below the NDH.
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.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
LIVING - LIVE+.
BLESS - (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.
SYMBOL - S-SHOW.
POUR-OUT - (2h)[C] pour out an imaginary container.
SEED-SHRINK - [F], PO > NDS, FO away, slides the curled index finger tighter and tighter as if the seed were getting smaller.
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.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
PARALLEL - (2h), POs down, FOs away, move forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Parallel.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
Refrain: Seed, scattered and sown,
wheat, gathered and grown,
bread, broken and shared as one,
the living Bread of God.
Vine, fruit of the land,
wine, work of our hands,
one cup that is shared by all,
the living Cup, the living Bread of God.
1. Is not the bread we break,
a sharing in our Lord?
Is not the cup we bless,
the blood of Christ outpoured? Refrain
2. The seed which falls on rock
will wither and will die.
The seed within good ground
will flower and have life. Refrain
3. As wheat upon the hills
was gathered and was grown,
so may the church of God
be gathered into one. Refrain:
To hear the music (without words), go to http://www.rockhay.org/worship/music/seedscattered.htm.