EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. COME-ON, BUILD LAND. THERE PEOPLE SUPPORT"each". COME-ON, BUILD LAND. OPPRESSED BECOME FREE. PEOPLE MOURN, WE ENCOURAGE HAPPY. LIKE GOD PROMISE JEWISH PEOPLE, WE MAKE OUR LAND THAT.
Refrain: COME-ON, BUILD LAND. THERE GOD TEACH"each". (<) BROTHER+, (>) SISTER+, NEGOTIATE HIT* PEACE. JUSTICE PAH AFTER YEARS STRUGGLE. PEACE SPREAD LIKE RIVER CONTINUE++.
2. COME-ON, BUILD LAND. PEOPLE SUFFER, WE ENCOURAGE. PEOPLE MOURN, WE COMFORT. WITH FLOWER WE CROWN"each". COME-ON, BUILD LAND. HELP PEACE. Refrain
3. COME-ON, BUILD LAND. OLD CITY WE RAISE-FROM-COLLAPSE. USED-TO-BE EMPIRE DESTROY, NOW EMPIRE STAND-FIRM. COME-ON, BUILD LAND, (2h)YOU BRAVE CAN. Refrain
4. COME-ON, BUILD LAND. PRAISE, NOISY. NO MORE SPIRIT BELITTLED, WEAK. WE ESTABLISH LIKE TREE (2h)C-CL'big trunk'. COME-ON, BUILD LAND. WE NEED (2hYOU ASSEMBLE GROUP-TOGETHER. Refrain
Notes: COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
OPPRESSED - DH [B], PO down, FO away, pushs down twice on [S], PO > DS, FO away.
NEGOTIATE - , FO > NDS is placed in palm of [B] and both move to and fro together. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - negotiate.
PAH - Like SUCCEED but "pah" is mouthed and has the meaning of "at long last". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - finally.
CROWN"each" - (2h)[L:] (like BIG) place crown on imaginary heads before the signer with large single movements.
RAISE-FROM-COLLAPSE - (2h)[5:], POs down, interlace fingers and then bring knuckles upwards.
STAND-FIRM - elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly in the palm of NDH [B].
BELITTLED - NDH PO down, FO > DS, is heold against chest. thumb of DH [B] touches top of NDH and DH closes to a [O^] while thumb maintains contact.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
GROUP-TOGETHER - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, hands are brought together as if pushing people/things together into a group.
We'll build a land where we bind up the broken. We'll build a land where the captives go free, where the oil of gladness dissolves all mourning. Oh, we'll build a promised land that can be.
Refrain: Come build a land where sisters and brothers, anointed by God, may then create peace: where justice shall roll down like waters, and peace like an ever-flowing stream.
We'll build a land where we bring the good tidings to all the afflicted and all those who mourn. And we'll give them garlands instead of ashes. Oh, we'll build a land where peace is born.
We'll be a land building up ancient cities, raising up devastations from old; restoring ruins of generations. Oh, we'll build a land of people so bold.
Come, build a land where the mantles of praises resound from spirits once faint and once weak; where like oaks of righteousness stand her people. Oh, come build the land, my people we seek.