EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ALWAYS HOPE HAVE BREAD. ALWAYS HOPE HAVE JOY.
FOR (2h)#ALL PEOPLE SHARE WITH THANKS TO YOU-rt.
THAT OUR PRAYER SHOULD, AND EACH CHILD HERE EARTH
STRIVE-FOR FREEDOM SPREAD EVERY COUNTRY FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER.
1. LEARN SIMPLE TRUTH: OUR LOVE CAN ONLY REAL
IF WE BLESS EACH-OTHER LIKE THE-rt LORD BLESS US.
2. WHILE NIGHT DARK"step by step", SOME PEOPLE FEEL HUNGER PAIN.
THEY-lf ONLY HAVE TEARS FOR FOOD. SOON THEIR-lf HOPE MAYBE DIE.
3.(role play to God) LORD, #DO-DO ME HAVE LIFE ETERNAL?
(role play from God) LOVE GOD INSIDE-SELF AND YOUR NEIGHBOR LIKE YOURSELF.
4. (role play to God) LORD, MY NEIGHBOR WHO? (role play from God)
EACH PERSON STRUGGLE, BUT YOU OVERLOOK WHILE YOUR COMFORT FINE.
5. WE THANKFUL OUR LIFE. CAN WE FREE THIRST AND WORK:
PLANT AND HARVEST HIS-rt KINGDOM IN (2h)#ALL PEOPLE?
6. THIS ALTAR FEED US AND WE THANK HIM-lf.
JESUS RISE AND FEED US WITH HIS-lf LIFE. OUR HOPE BORN.
7. HERE WE FEAST LIFE NEW, PROVE GOD LOVE US DEEP.
GO-AHEAD KNOW HOLY WITH US, IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.
Notes: JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
STRIVE-FOR - Hands are oriented like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle as if trying to get to the goal, but not yet successful.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
TEARS - (2h)[X] scratches downward slightly on face under eyes.
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.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
PLANT - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A] perpendicular to the chest.
HARVEST - [S] holds an imaginary handful of grain, and [B], PO up, FO away, slices through the grain below the NDH.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
ALTAR - (2h)[A], POs down, FOs away, touch thumbs, separate, and descend.
RISE - GET-UP.
FEAST - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
Refrain: That there may be bread, that there may be
joy for all humanity to share with gratitude:
let this be our prayer, and may each child of earth
long for a freedom that will flourish in all lands.
1. Simple is the truth that our love cannot be real
unless we choose to bless each other as blessing we have known.
2. Still, the long night falls and yet for some, deep hunger cries
as their tears become their bread: their hope too soon may die.
3. Lord, what should I do to have eternal life?
Love the God who lives within you and your neighbor as yourself.
4. Lord, who is my neighbor? The one whose struggle
and whose needs you overlook, while your own comfort you secure.
5. Grateful for our life, can we be free to thirst and work
for the planting and the harvest of Kingdom's life in all?
6. At this table of thanksgiving we are fed
with the life of Jesus Risen, in whom our hope is born.
7. Sign of God's deep love is this banquet of new life:
know the presence of the Holy, in spirit and in truth.
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music - T, and click on "That there may be bread".