EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: YOU-ctr SHOW-me ME RIGHT WAY LIVE.
YOURSELF-ctr MY HOPE AND MY SAFE PLACE.
TOGETHER YOU-ctr MY JOY END NEVER.
CLOSE-TO YOU-ctr MY HOME FOREVER.
1. GOD WORTH FAITH, ME LOOK-UP-TO YOU-ctr.
MY LIFE, MY FUTURE DEPEND ONLY YOU-ctr.
ME SEARCH FIND OTHER GOD HELP-me, (2h)NO!
ONLY YOU-ctr ME HOPE HELP-me CAN.
2. (2h)LONG-LONG-AGO UP-TO-NOW MY ANCESTORS PASS-DOWN
WISDOM ABOUT YOU-ctr ALLOW ME SAFE.
ALL-NIGHT YOU-ctr CONVERSE INSIDE-SELF MY HEART.
WITHOUT SOUND ME LEARN FROM YOU-ctr.
3. MEAN MY HEART HAPPY SING ABOUT YOU-ctr.
YOUR ARMS SUPPORT ME SAFE.
YOU-ctr REFUSE LEAVE-me-ALONE HIT* DEATH.
YOU-ctr REVILE-me ME NEVER.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual.
(2h)NO! - Sign NO with both hands and a single forceful movement.
(2h)LONG-LONG-AGO - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, hands alt. spiral backwards over shoulder.
UP-TO-NOW - (2h)[1^], POs down, index fingers travel up the chest on the DS until they end (2h), POs > singer, FOs up.
ANCESTORS - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to head but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards + (2h), POs ><, FOs up, move in a vertical circle while moving back over shoulder.
CONVERSE - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, move to and from from mouth.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
LEAVE-me-ALONE - (2h)[5^], POs > signer, FOs ><, strike the signer's chest.
HIT* - An emphatic form of HIT to show a sudden unexpected result.
REVILE-me - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, then moves slightly > DS, then the hand is thrown against the chest while opening to a .
Refrain: You will show me the path of life,
you my hope and my shelter.
In your presence is endless joy.
At your side is my home forever.
Refrain III: You are my inheritance, O Lord.
1. Faithful God, I look to you,
you alone my life and fortune.
Never shall I look to other gods.
You shall be my hope.
2. From of old you are my heritage,
you my wisdom and my safety.
Through the night, you speak within my heart.
Silently, you teach me.
3. So my heart shall sing for joy.
In your arms I rest securely.
You will not abandon me to death.
You shall not desert me.