EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ||: OUR SPIRIT SAME-circle; WE COOPERATE LORD. :|| AND WE PRAY (2h)#ALL #BACK-TOGETHER ONE* SOME-DAY.
Refrain: THEY-lf WILL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIAN. OUR L-O-V-E SHOW"all". YES, THEY WILL KNOW WE CHRISTIAN. OUR L-O-V-E SHOW"all".
2. ||: WE WILL WALK TOGETHER. WE WILL WALK HAND-IN-HAND. :|| AND TOGETHER WE INFORM"all" THAT GOD HERE OUR LAND. Refrain
3. ||: WE WILL WORK TOGETHER. WE SUPPORT EACH-OTHER. :|| EACH-OTHER PROTECT PROUD, NOT~NEED FEEL DEFLATED. Refrain
4. ALL PRAISE HEAVENLY-FATHER. EVERYTHING FROM HIM-rt. ALL PRAISE CHRIST JESUS, HIS-rt ONLY SON. ALL PRAISE HOLY SPIRIT. HELP-us US BECOME ONE*. Refrain
Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
SAME'circle' - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
#BACK-TOGETHER - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held at respective sides. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.
ONE* - , PO > back of signer, FO up, moves away in a short abrupt fashion.
SOME-DAY - WILL/FUTURE but hands twists slightly at wrist.
THEY - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
HAND-IN-HAND - (2h)[Bb] interlink as in WEDDING and swing to and fro.
EACH-OTHER - (2h)[A dot], thumbs revolve around each other, DHFO > NDS, NDFO DS.
DEFLATED - [C], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at midchest and closes to [O^]. You can hold [B], PO down, FO > DS underneath it.
ALL - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Whole.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
1. We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord.
We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored.
Refrain: And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.
2. We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand.
We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand,
And together we'll spread the news that God is in our land.
3. We will work with each other, we will work side by side.
We will work with each other, we will work side by side,
And we'll guard each other's dignity and save each other's pride.
4. All praise to the Father, from whom all things come,
And all praise to Christ Jesus, his only Son,
And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Midi music and click on "They'll know we are Christians by our love."