EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. WE ASSEMBLE TOGETHER ASK LORD BLESS.
HE TEACH"each", HIS REALLY-WANT INFORM"each".
BAD OPPRESSOR HE PREVENT HURT US ANY MORE.
SING, PRAISE HIS NAME. HE REMEMBER HIS PEOPLE.
2. CLOSE-TO GUIDE US, OUR GOD GO-TOGETHER US ALWAYS.
HIS KINGDOM SUMMON (2h)#ALL HAVE L-O-V-E FOREVER.
UP-TO-NOW STRUGGLE AGAINST BAD, WE WIN.
YOU LORD SUPPORT US. ALL GLORY YOURS.
3. #ALL-OF-US DECLARE YOU OUR LEADER ADVANCED.
WE PRAY YOU STILL OUR DEFENDER.
HELP-us YOUR PEOPLE ESCAPE TROUBLE.
YOUR NAME WE PRAISE ALWAYS. LORD MAKE US FREE.
Notes: ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], FO > signer, move > signer while opening to (2h)[5wg].
REALLY-WANT - the sign WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
OPPRESSOR - DH [B] presses down on [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, until NDH tips over and has PO up + AGENT.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, move away while opening to (2h)[L].
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which - on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
1. We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
2. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
3. We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music: W and click on "We gather together."