EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ACCEPT MY HANDS AND CHANGE BECOME YOUR-rt #OWN.
USE FOR YOUR-rt KINGDOM HERE EARTH.
MAKE HANDS HOLY DO YOUR-rt WORK. ANOINT-hand SERVE YOU-rt.
ANY PLACE YOUR-rt GOSPEL ME NEED PREACH.
2. ACCEPT MY HANDS, DO-ASL EXPRESS MY HEART.
MY HANDS ACTIVE, SHOW"all" YOUR-rt LOVE.
PROTECT MY HANDS, BUSY EVERYDAY.
GIFT-TO ME STRENGTH GO-AHEAD SERVE TRINITY.
3. ACCEPT MY HANDS ME OFFER-UP TO YOU-rt, LORD.
PREPARE MY HANDS SERVE YOUR-rt NAME.
REALLY-WANT OPEN-HEART HELP PEOPLE MEET NEED. MY HANDS SOW
LOVE, MEAN (2h)#ALL WILL KNOW HOPE YOU-rt alt.GIFT-TO"each".
Notes: #OWN - Fingerspelled but it twists > signer when the "W" is produced.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
ANOINT-hand - [A dot] circles NDH, PO down, with DH thumb pointing down.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GOSPEL - G-NEW. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Gospel - 2.
DO-ASL - DH [S] is held close to chest at eye level, NDH [5:] is held further away. The DH opens to [5:], and the NDH moves towards the chest and closes to an [S]. This is repeated with the NDH.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
TRINITY - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below , PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to . For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.
SOW - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A] repeating in rows perpendicular to the chest.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
alt.GIFT-TO"each" - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs > the recipents, hands move together from NDS to DS.
1. Take my hands and make them as your own,
and use them for your kingdom here on earth.
Consecrate them to your care, anoint them for your service
where you may need your gospel to be sown.
2. Take my hands, they speak now for my heart,
and by their actions they will show your love.
Guard them on their daily course, be their strength
and guiding force to ever serve the Trinity above.
3. Take my hands; I give them to you, Lord.
Prepare them for the service of your name.
Open them to human need and by their love they'll sow
your seed so all may know the love and hope you gave.
To hear a performance of this song, go to Music Group Vocal, scroll down to "Recording Sessions 1978" and click on "Take my hands".