EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: PRAISE GOD USE DRUMS AND DANCE.
SING JOY FOR GOD.
COME-ON DANCE, OUR STORY DAWN.
TELL-STORY WHAT GOD THE-rt LORD FINISH DO.
1. COME-TO THE-rt LORD.
DEPEND HIS-rt KINDNESS.
SHOUT TO THE-rt LORD WITH JOY.
SING ABOUT OUR GOD TAKE-CARE-OF US.
2. LORD, YOU-rt MAKE US.
YOUR-rt NAME WE FOREHEAD-LABEL.
ALWAYS TAKE-CARE-OF US AND LEAD US
IDEA-LIKE SHEPHERD GUARD HIS GROUP.
3. YOU-rt LEAD US THROUGH RED SEA.
YOU-rt TEST US LIKE SILVER.
YOU-rt BRING US SAFE THROUGH WIND AND SEA.
GOD GUIDE OUR WAY.
4. HAPPEN WE SUMMON YOUR-rt NAME,
LORD, YOU-rt PAY-ATTENTION US
HAPPEN WE SHOUT, SAVE US,
YOU-rt SHOW US YOUR-rt ARM MIGHTY.
Notes: JOY - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
FOREHEAD-LABEL - [H], PO > signer, FO > NDS, wipes FT across forehead from NDS to DS.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
SILVER - S-GOLD.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
Refrain: Praise God with drums and dancing.
Sing to God a joyful song.
Come dance the dawning story.
Tell what God the Lord has done.
1. Come to the Lord.
Count on his kindness.
Cry out to the Lord with joy.
Sing the care of our God.
2. Lord, you have made us.
We are marked with your name.
Ever care for us and lead us
Like a shepherd guards his sheep.
3. Led through the sea,
Tested like silver,
Brought safely through wind and woe:
God has guided our way.
4. Lord, you have heard us
When we called out your name.
When we cried for one to save us,
You revealed your mighty arm.