EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
LIFE, SEND YOUR-Heaven's SPIRIT. (2h)GRACE-SETTLE-ON-me. MY HEART SHOULD SING. KINDNESS INSPIRED ME HELP"each". (<) WIND REMIND-me, (>) SEA ENCOURAGE ME. HANDS, GO-AHEAD DO-UP. MAKE LIFE JUST. TAKE-ROOT EARTH GRAB-HOLD. REALLY-WANT FREE IDEA LIKE BIRD (2h)1-CL'fly away'. LIFE, SEND YOUR-Heaven's SPIRIT. (2h)GRACE-SETTLE-ON-me.
Notes: (2h)GRACE-SETTLE-ON-me - (2h), POs > signer, hands are held high and wg as settling on signer from the direction of Heaven.
REMIND-me is FT of [B^] tap againstDS collarbone.
GO-AHEAD is (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
DO-UP is (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, circle in a plane parallel to the chest and move upwards as if doing much to be ready.
TAKE-ROOT is NDH graps wirst of DH [S], which moves downwards and opens to a [5:] as if sprouting roots.
GRAB-HOLD is (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, descend and close to (2h)[S] as if grabbing hold of something.
REALLY-WANT is the sign WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
(2h)1-CL'fly away' is (2h) corss fingers as in CONFLICT and move up and away while repeatedly curling fingers like flapping wings.
Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea, move in the hand,
giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close, wings set me free,
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.
To hear a performance of this song, go to Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua recordings: Spirit of life.