EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. MY SORROW DEEP, ME SUMMON YOU-rt.
LORD, PAY-ATTENTION MY COMPLAIN AND MY PRAYER.
PLEASE OPEN-MINDED WHILE ME BEG.
2. IF YOU-rt, LORD, CALCULATE OUR SIN,
WE GUILTY FINISHwg.
BUT WE FAIL, YOU-rt WILLING FORGIVE.
3. LIKE NIGHT GUARD LOOK-FORWARD SUNRISE,
ME REALLY-WANT GO-WITH THE-rt LORD, MY GOD.
HIS-rt WORDS COMFORT ME ALWAYS.
Notes: SORROW - SAD++.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
FINISHwg - (2h) twist repeatedly at wrists while rising and mouthing "fish".
GUARD - G-PROTECT.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
COMFORT - Like COMFORTABLE but signed more slowly.
Refrain: With the Lord, there is mercy and fullness of redemption.
1. From out of the depths, I cry unto you.
Lord, hear my voice; come hear my prayer;
Oh let your ear be open to my pleading.
2. If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
then who could stand within your sight?
But in you is found forgiveness for our failings.
3. Just as those who wait for the morning light,
even more I long for the Lord, my God,
and his word to me shall ever be my comfort.