This day was made by the Lord - Walker

This day was made by the Lord - Christopher Walker

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 16 April 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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

Refrain: THE-rt LORD HIMSELF MAKE TODAY.
COME-ON REJOICE, GO-AHEAD HAPPY.
THE-rt LORD HIMSELF MAKE TODAY.
COME-ON REJOICE. WHY? WE SAVED!

1. ME THANK YOU-rt. YOUR-rt LOVE ETERNAL.
||: YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME LIFE. :||
ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE WILL.

2. YOUR-rt HANDS RAISE-UP ME TRIUMPH.
||: YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME LIFE. :||
ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE WILL.

3. BEFORE BUILDER REJECT STONE,
||: HIT* BECOME OUR FOUNDATION. :||
ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE WILL.

4. HEAVEN, YOU-rt OPEN-GATES.
||: YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME LIFE. :||
ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE WILL.

5. YOU-rt MY STRENGTH AND MY SAVIOR.
||: YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME LIFE. :||
ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE WILL.


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

COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.

REJOICE - CELEBBRATE.

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

SAVED - S-FREE.

ETERNAL - ALWAYS + DH produces STILL in the usual way, and the NDH produces STILL so that it moves back over the shoulder. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Eternal.

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

GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.

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

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

TRIUMPH - WIN.

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.

SAVIOR - S-FREE AGENT.

Lyrics:

Refrain: This day was made by the Lord,
let us rejoice, let us be glad.
This day was made by the Lord,
let us rejoice in salvation.

1. I thank you, your love is eternal.
||: You have given me life. :||
I will proclaim the wonders you do!

2. Your hand raised me up in triumph.
||: You have given me life. :||
I will proclaim the wonders you do!

3. The stone which the builders rejected,
||: is the cornerstone. :||
I will proclaim the wonders you do!

4. You opened the gates of heaven.
||: You have given me life. :||
I will proclaim the wonders you do!

5. You are my strength and my Savior.
||: You have given me life. :||
I will proclaim the wonders you do!

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear the music (without words), go to Bob Sorem's Hymn MIDI Sequences, and click on "This Day Was Made by the Lord (C. Walker) - SAB".

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