EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
PLEASE ACCEPT ME, KNOW+ ME WEAK.
SUMMON OUT-OF-me BEST CAN BECOME.
YOUR SEAL, STAMP-heart MY HEART
AND LIVE INSIDE-SELF ME.
Notes: ME Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
OUT-OF-me - Like the normal sign OUT but the NDH FT are held against the chest.
SEAL - [S], PO > NDS, FO away, stamps upturned palm.
STAMP-heart - [S], PO up, FO > NDS, stamps heart.
INSIDE-me - Like the normal sign IN but the NDH FT are held against the chest.
Take, O take me as I am;
Summon out what I shall be;
Set your seal upon my heart
And live in me.
To hear the music (without words), go to and click on "'Take, O take me as I am' (sound clip)" under "Songs sung at NYC 2002
not in our hymnal."