Sing with all the saints in glory - William J. Irons & Ludwig van Beethoven

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 31 October 2007, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

1. SING WITH (2h)#ALL SAINT IN HEAVEN, SING ABOUT OUR RESURRECTION.
DEATH AND SORROW, EARTH DARK STORY, NOT NEED PASS-DOWN TO US.
CLOUD@lf CLOUD@rt DISSOLVE AROUND US, SOON TIME STORM WILL STOP.
WE WAKE-UP OUR BODY SPIRIT WILL NOW PEACE FOREVER.

2. GOD HIS-rt GLORY, WE TRY IMAGINE. NOTHING HERE EARTH COMPARE.
TOP HOLY HEART, PRAY FOR KNOWLEDGE, STILL NOT UNDERSTAND FULL JOY.
GOD PROMISE, CHRIST PREPARE, HOLY SPIRIT WELCOME US.
EACH HUMBLE SPIRIT SHARE PLACE CHRIST SAVE FOR US IN HEAVEN.

3. LIFE FOREVER, HEAVEN CELEBRATE. JESUS CONQUER DEATH, NOW LIVE.
WE SING WITH THOSE-rt LIVE HEAVEN. GOD HIS-rt CHILDREN VOICE RAISE-UP.
FOREFATHERS AND SAINT TOGETHER REALLY-WANT ARRIVE HEAVEN GATE.
PROPHET, PSALMIST, SEER, WISE MAN, #ALL-OF-THEM LOOK-FORWARD GOD HIS-rt GLORY.

4. LIFE FOREVER, MIRACLE HERE, MORE-THAN HUMAN CAN alt.IMAGINE.
OUR EARTH WILL WITNESS THUNDER, WHILE SAINT APPROACH HIS-rt THRONE.
PRAY WE ENTER HEAVEN GATE, SEE GOD HIS-rt SPLENDOR THERE.
WE WILL GET-TO KNOW GOD NATURE AND JESUS CHRIST HIS-rt ONLY SON.


Notes: (2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].

SAINT - S-NICE.

RESURRECTION - GET-UP.

SORROW - SAD+.

PASS-DOWN - (2h)[O^], circle around each other from the shoulder and moving forward, but the action is stop and go.

CLOUDS - (2h)[5:] move like MIX but high and moving from NDS to DS.

GLORY - (2h)[5], 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.

HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.

JOY - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.

THOSE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.

FOREFATHERS - PARENTS + (2h)[5], POs ><, FOs up, move in a vertical circle while moving back over shoulder.

REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.

PSALMIST - P-SONG AGENT.

SEER - VISUALIZE AGENT, where the first sign is (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h)[5] while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.

#ALL-OF-THEM - [A], PO up, FO > DS is held at DS then swings away in an arc and ends [L^], PO up, FO > NDS.

MIRACLE - GREAT WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.

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.

WITNESS - [1] touches under eye while head moves down.

APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.

THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.

SPLENDOR - Starts like the sign NAME, the NDH is left in place while the DH touches it with the [open 8] (as in the sign FEEL), then moves upwards while twisting the wrist.

GET-TO (KNOW) - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.

Lyrics:

1. Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song!
[originally Sing with all the sons of glory…]
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story, to the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease;
In God’s likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace.

2. O what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits.
Every humble spirit shares it; Christ has passed th’eternal gates.

3. Life eternal! heaven rejoices; Jesus lives, who once was dead.
Join we now the deathless voices; child of God, lift up your head!
Patriarchs from the distant ages, saints all longing for their heaven,
Prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages, all await the glory given.

4. Life eternal! O what wonders crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
When, amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before the throne!
O to enter that bright portal, see that glowing firmament;
Know, with Thee, O God immortal, “Jesus Christ Whom Thou has sent.”

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Cyberhymnal - Sing with all the saints in glory.

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