Those who see light - Elze & Osuna

Those who see light - Nancy Elze & E. Donald Osuna

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 21 January 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

1. IF (2h)YOU SEE LIGHT, WALK DURING DARK CAN.
IF (2h)YOU SEE LOVE, SEE GOD CAN.
IF (2h)YOU LOOK-UP, FIND GOD HIS-rt FACE CAN.
IF (2h)YOU LOOK-DOWN FIND GOD HIS-rt WAY CAN.
IF (2h)YOU UNDERSTAND GOD ALREADY HERE,
(2h)YOU WITNESS GOD COME-#BACK WILL.

2. IF (2h)YOU SEE LIGHT, WALK DURING DARK CAN.
IF (2h)YOU SEE LOVE, SEE GOD CAN.
IF (2h)YOU WITNESS (<) SUNRISE, (>) SUNSET,
IF (2h)YOU STUDY FLOWER WHILE BLOOM,
IF (2h)YOU FOCUS LAND, SEA, SKY,
(2h)YOU WITNESS JESUS CHRIST.

3. IF (2h)YOU SEE LIGHT, WALK DURING DARK CAN.
IF (2h)YOU SEE LOVE, SEE GOD CAN.
IF (2h)YOU MEET"each", SEE GOOD INSIDE-SELF,
IF (2h)YOU TAKE-CARE-OF YOUR(plural) NEIGHBOR,
IF (2h)YOU BELIEVE GOD LIVE INSIDE-SELF THEM-rt,
(2h)YOU WITNESS GOD COME-#BACK WILL.


Notes: (2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

WITNESS - [1] touches under eye while head moves down.

COME-#BACK - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while changing to (2h)[C] and then (2h)[K].

BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.

SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.

INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.

THEM - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

Lyrics:

1. Those who see light can walk in the dark.
Those who see love can see God.
Those who look up will discover God's face,
those who look down will uncover God's path,
those who perceive God is here with us now
will see God's return.

2. Those who see light can walk in the dark.
Those who see love can see God.
Those who have witnessed the sunrise and set,
those who have studied a flower unfold,
those who have focused on land, sea, and sky
have seen Jesus Christ.

3. Those who see light can walk in the dark.
Those who see love can see God.
Those who see good in each person they meet,
those who look after their neighbors in need,
those who believe God's now living in them
will see God's return.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Music Group - Vocal and click on "Those Who See Light".

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