EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: YOU-ctr CHILD CONNECT-TO UNIVERSE.
YOU-ctr EQUAL WORTH LIKE TREES AND STARS.
YOU-ctr CHILD CONNECT-TO LORD SEND LIGHT.
STAY SILENT AND KNOW-THAT ME GOD.
1. LORD MY GOD, YOUR-rt NAME GREAT, YOUR-rt NAME HAVE GLORY.
YOUR-rt NAME IDEA-LIKE SOUND REFLECT"each" WHOLE EARTH.
STILL YOU-rt CREATE US LITTLE-BIT LESS-THAN ANGEL GROUP.
YOU-rt MAKE US FOR-FOR? RULE EARTH.
2. HAPPEN ME SEE WORLD YOUR-rt HANDS MAKE,
MOON, STARS, YOU-rt alt.PUT-IN-PLACE.
LORD, MAN NOTHING-TO-IT. WOMAN NOTHING-TO-IT.
WHY YOU-rt CHERISH YOUR-rt CHILDREN WHY?
3. LORD MY GOD, ME REALLY-WANT CONNECT-TO YOU-rt.
MY BODY HURT, MY SPIRIT THIRSTY. THEREFORE ME PRAISE
YOU-rt AND BLESS YOU-rt. MY SOUL HOLD-ONTO
YOU-rt STRONG. ME SHOUT JUMP-FOR-JOY.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
UNIVERSE - U-WORLD.
TREES - FOREST.
STARS - STAR + (2h)[5:], POs away, FOs up, move slightly forwards multiple times while descending to show how the stars "dot the heavens".
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
GLORY - (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.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
REFLECT - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to .
WHOLE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
LESS-THAN - 2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, FTs touch, then moves in an downward arc that approaches the signer.
RULE - CONTROL.
alt.PUT-IN-PLACE - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs away, put things in random places.
NOTHING-TO-IT - (2h)[F], POs away, FOs up, hands move slightly and symetrically from side to side.
CHERISH - (2h)[5:], hold FTs by the sides of the chin and move down while maintaining contact and closing to (2h)[S].
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
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.
HOLD-ONTO - Fist, PO > signer, FO up, moves in a slight horizxontal circle.
JUMP-FOR-JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
Refrain: You are child of the universe,
you are no less than the tress and the stars.
You are child of the Lord of Light,
be still and know I am God, you are child.
1. Oh Lord my God, how great, how glorious.
Your Name resounds in all the earth.
Yet You have made us just less than Angels
and You have fashioned us to rule the earth.
2. When I behold the works Your hands have made;
the moon and stars which you arranged.
Lord what is man? Lord what is woman?
What is the child of these that You should care?
3. Oh Lord my God, it is for You I long;
my body aches, my spirit thirsts.
So will I praise You, so will I bless You
my soul clings fast to You, I shout for joy.