EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. HAPPEN ME DEPRESSED. MY SOUL WORN-OUT.
HAPPEN TROUBLE SHOW-UP, MY HEART FEEL BURDENED.
#DO-DO? ME STAY QUIET, STAND"over time".
WAIT"over time" UNTIL YOU COME SIT NEXT-TO ME.
Refrain: ||: YOU(sing)-ctr RAISE-UP ME, STAND MOUNTAIN PEAK CAN.
YOU-ctr RAISE-UP ME, SEA STORM ME WALK NOTHING-TO-IT.
YOU MY FOUNDATION. SUPPORT ME STRONG.
YOU RAISE-UP ME, CAN MORE-THAN USED-TO-BE ME. :||
2. LIFE WITHOUT HUNGER, IMPOSSIBLE (2h)THIS WORLD.
OUR HEART ALWAYS RESTLESS, REALLY-WANT MORE.
BUT HAPPEN YOU COME, INSPIRED FEEL AWE.
SOMETIMES ME THINK THAT MOMENT LIKE HEAVEN.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
WORN-OUT - (2h)[A], palms together, FO away, hands separate while changing to (2h)[5:], POs up, FOs away.
BURDENED - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
PEAK - (2h)[B] move upwards at diagonals that meet at a peak.
NOTHING-TO-IT - (2h)[F], POs away, FOs up, hands move slightly and symetrically from side to side.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
MORE-THAN - (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.
USED-TO-BE - , PO > NDS, FO UP, moves in a circle normal (perpendicular) to the chest but over the DS shoulder.
(2h)THIS - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands descend slightly.
RESTLESS - [V:], PO down, FO away, slide back and forth on [H], PO down, FO > DS, as if squirming in one's seat.
AWE - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up are held at eyes with awed facial expression and the hands open and then close.
HEAVEN - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs ><, hands are held high, circle around each other and then separate.
1. When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
Refrain: ||: You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be. :||
2. There is no life, no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But then you come, and I am filled with wonder;
Sometimes I think, I glimpse eternity.
To hear a performance of this song, go to You raise me up.