EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. TREE YOUR-lf LIFE BEYOND OUR KNOWLEDGE.
YOU-lf DIE LET US BORN AGAIN.
LONG-AGO ON CROSS YOU-lf GONE,
EVERY-MORNING WE SEE YOU-lf RISE.
2. SEED MAYBE DIE, BUT GROW GLORIOUS.
SAME WE SEE OURSELVES IN YOU-lf.
IF WE LEARN TO LIVE YOUR-lf STORY
THAT ALLOW US LIVE AFTER DEATH.
3. WE REMEMBER TRUTH YOU-lf ANNOUNCE.
L-O-V-E PASS-DOWN THROUGH ACT AND WORD.
EVERY PERSON LOST AND BROKEN
HAVE NEW BODY FROM OUR LORD.
4. GENTLE JESUS, SPIRIT MIGHTY.
COME AND MAKE OUR HEART BURN AGAIN.
PASS-DOWN TO US ALL YOUR-lf JOY.
HAPPEN CROSS WE CARRY FOR YOU-lf.
5. CHRIST, YOU-lf LEAD AND WE WILL FOLLOW.
UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES WE FAIL.
YOUR-lf JOY AND SORROW WE SHARE.
WE LIKE RIVER; YOU-lf LIKE SEA.
General: LIGHT FOR LIFE WE UNDERSTAND CAN'T.
MIGHTY SPIRIT FROM OUR LORD.
GIFT-TO-us US STRENGTH BELIEVE COMPLETE
GIFT-TO-us US FAITH HELP-us LIVE YOUR-lf WORD.
1st Sunday: FIRST DAY YOU-lf CREATE WORLD UP-TO-NOW,
YOU-lf LOVE US LIKE YOUR CHILDREN.
SUPPORT US HAPPEN WE FEEL TEMPTED.
TEACH US LOOK-TO-lf YOU-lf ALONE.
2nd Sunday: KNOW-THAT WE TRY HELP OTHERS
REALLY-WANT BLESS THEIR-rt LIFE.
DURING LIFE AND DURING DEATH
CHRIST OUR LORD INFLUENCE OUR ACTION.
3rd Sunday: LIVING WATER OFFER SALVATION
WATER SPROUT FOR EVERY SOUL.
WORLD YOU-lf CREATE DRINK FROM YOU-lf.
FLOW-forward INSIDE-SELF, MAKE US WHOLE.
4th Sunday: HELP-us OUR EYES NOT SEE YOU-lf BLURRY.
MAKE US CHILDREN SHARE YOUR-lf LIGHT.
GIFT-TO-us US HEART LIVE CLOSE-TO YOU-lf.
MEAN YOUR-lf GOSPEL SPREAD WORLD CAN.
5th Sunday: GOD CALM ALL OUR FEAR AND SORROW.
GOD YOU-lf STILL THERE-lf AFTER DEATH.
EVERY-DAY PLEASE KEEP US CLOSE-TO.
WE WANT FEEL YOUR-lf L-O-V-E LIKE BREATH.
Notes: BEYOND - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
RISE - GET-UP.
SEED - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A].
GLORIOUS - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
PASS-DOWN - (2h)[O^], circle around each other from the shoulder and moving forward, but the action is stop and go.
ACT/ACTION - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, circle symmetrically in a plane parallel to the chest.
BROKEN - BREAK.
GENTLE - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.GESTALT - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held side by side and the hands descend, supinate, and end with POs up by traveling in a circle.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
JOY - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.
SORROW - SAD+.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
UP-TO-NOW - (2h)[1^], POs down, index fingers travel up the chest on the DS until they end (2h), POs > singer, FOs up.
TEMPTED - FT of [X] taps elbow. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Temptation.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
OTHERS - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, twists repeatedly while moving in a horizontal circle.
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.
LIVING - LIVE+.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
SPROUT - [S] bursts up through [C], PO > DS, FO up, and opens to a .
FLOW-forward - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, NDH is held closer to body, both hands swivel forward 2x.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
WHOLE/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.
BLURRY - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, move to opposite sides, while opening to (2h).
GOSPEL - G-NEW. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Gospel - 2.
CALM - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend slightly at NDS then at DS.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
BREATH - (2h), POs > signer, FOs ><, hands move to and for as if breathing.
1. Tree of life and awesome mystery,
Into your death we are reborn.
Though you die in all of history,
Still you rise with every morn. (2)
2. Seed that dies to rise in glory,
May we see ourselves in you.
If we learn to live your story,
We may die to rise anew. (2)
3. We remember truth once spoken,
Love passed on through act and word;
Every person lost and broken
Wears the body of our Lord. (2)
4. Gentle Jesus, mighty Spirit,
Come inflame our heart anew.
We may all your joy inherit,
If we bear the cross with you. (2)
5. Christ, you lead and we shall follow,
Stumbling though our step may be,
One with you in joy and sorrow,
We the river, you the sea. (2)
General: Light of life beyond conceiving,
Mighty Spirit of our Lord,
Give new strength to our believing.
Give us faith to live your word. (2)
1st Sunday: From the dawning of creation
You have loved us as your own.
Stay with us through all temptation.
Make us turn to you alone. (2)
2nd Sunday: In our call to be a blessing,
May we be a blessing true.
May we live and die confessing
Christ as Lord of all we do. (2)
3rd Sunday: Living water of salvation,
Be the fountain of each soul;
Springing up in new creation,
Flow in us and make us whole.(2)
4th Sunday: Give us eyes to see you clearly,
Make us children of your light;
Give us hearts to live more nearly
As your gospel shinging bright.
5th Sunday: God of all our fear and sorrow,
God who lives beyond our death;
Hold us close through each tomorrow,
Love as near as every breath.