EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ME SING FOR-FOR? KNOW-THAT GOD CONTROL (2h)#ALL COUNTRY.
ME ANNOUNCE PEACE FAR-AWAY AND HERE.
(2h)THIS PLACE MY HOME. MY HEART CONNECTED-TO (2h)THIS COUNTRY.
MY HOPE, MY alt.DREAM, ME WORSHIP HERE.
BUT MANY HEART HAVE HOPE, alt.DREAM, EQUAL MINE.
THEY-rt (<) TRUE, (>) ADVANCED, EXACT LIKE ME.
2. MY COUNTRY SKY BLUE*, BEAT OCEAN COLOR.
SUNSHINE SHOW"all" VARIOUS (<) PLANT++, (>) TREES, SCADS-OF.
BUT MANY COUNTRY HAVE SUSHINE, PLANTS WARM LIKE HERE.
MY SKY BLUE LIKE EVERY COUNTRY HOMOGENEOUS.
PAY-ATTENTION MY SONG, GOD CONTROL (2h)#ALL COUNTRY.
MY SONG ABOUT PEACE FOR HERE AND FOR (2h)#ALL.
3. REALLY-WANT (2h)#ALL COUNTRY, (<) HAVE TRUTH, (>) HAVE FREEDOM.
REALLY-WANT PEACE SPREAD, REPLACE WAR SO-MUCH CRUEL.
MEAN EACH PERSON TRY BUILD TOGETHER WITH L-O-V-E.
IF WORLD COOPERATE, EVERY WRONG BECOME RIGHT.
WORLD SHOULD COOPERATE, CHERISH PEOPLE FREE.
ANNOUNCE PEACE LIKE ME. SING TOGETHER CAN.
Notes: KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
(2h)THIS - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands descend 1x or 2x.
WORSHIP - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many beings.
HOMOGENEOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
1. This is my song, Oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
2. My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
Oh hear my song, oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.
3. May truth and freedom come to every nation
May peace abound where strife has raged so long;
That each may seek to love and build together,
A world united, righting every wrong.
A world united in its love for freedom,
Proclaiming peace together in one song.
To hear the music (without words), go to This is my song and click on "Melody" in the upper righthand corner.