EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. (2h)THIS DAY GOD GIFT-TO-me STRENGTH FROM HEAVEN FAR-AWAY.
SUN AND MOON SHINE-DOWN, FIRE PLACE WARM.
LIGHTNING BRIGHT, WIND MOVE FAST.
DEEP PLACE IN OCEAN, EARTH OUR FOUNDATION.
2. (2h)THIS DAY GOD SEND ME STRENGTH AS GUARDIAN.
MY SUPPORT MIGHTY. GUIDE ME WISE.
YOUR-rt EYES WATCH-me, YOUR-rt EARS LISTEN.
YOUR-rt LIPS SPEAK. YOU-rt MY FRIEND.
3. GOD WAY SAME MINE. LIKE SHIELD SURROUND ME.
HIS-rt ARMY DEFEND ME. PROTECT AGAINST SICKNESS.
THINGS THAT CAN HURT, ANGEL FROM HEAVEN
SHOO-AWAY ALWAYS. THEY STAND CLOSE-T0 ME.
4. EVERY-MORNING GET-UP, ME THANK HIMSELF MIGHTY.
KING RULE WORLD CREATE, GIFT-TO-us US REST.
ANNOUNCE ME BELIEVE HEAVENLY-FATHER.
ALSO HIS-rt SON JESUS, AND HOLY SPIRIT.
Notes: (2h)THIS - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands descend 1x or 2x.
GIFT-TO-me - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands flip thumb sides > signer.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
GUARDIAN - G-DEFEND PERSON.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SHIELD - [S] is held as if holding shield and FT of  traces a circle where the shield would be.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
SHOO-AWAY - (2h)[B^], POs down, FOs > thing being shooed away, hands bend at wrist and then straighten to (2h)[B] as if shooing something away.
RULE - CONTROL.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
GIFT-TO-us - SAME AS GIFT-TO-me above.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
1. This day God gives me Strength of high heaven
Sun and Moon shining, Flame in my hearth
Flashing of lightning, Wind in its swiftness,
Deeps of the ocean, Firmness of earth.
2. This day God sends me Strength as my guardian,
Might to uphold me, Wisdom as guide.
Your eyes are watchful, your ears are list'ning,
Your lips are speaking, Friend at my side.
3. God's way is my way, God's shield is 'round me,
God's host defends me, Saving from ill.
Angels of heaven, Drive from me always
All that would harm me, Stand by me still.
4. Rising I thank you, Mighty and Strong One
King of creation, Giver of rest.
Firmly confessing Threeness of Persons
Oneness of Godhead, Trinity blest.
This has the same music as "Morning has broken". To hear a performance of this song, go to Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua recordings: Morning has broken.