EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. WHEN OUR MUSIC SHOW"all" GOD God-SHINY.
WE WORSHIP"over time", PRIDE SET-ASIDE.
IDEA~LIKE EVERTHING LIVE EARTH ANNOUNCE
2. OFTEN HAPPEN MUSIC LEAD
PERSPECTIVE NEW ABOUT WORLD SOUND.
WORSHIP"over time" INSPIRED UNDERSTAND DEEP
3. CHURCH USE (<) WORD++, (>) MUSIC,
HELP FAITH BE-PATIENT THROUGH YEARS-AND-YEARS TORTURE.
REFUSE DENY TRUTH, STILL EMPHASIZE
4. PRAISE-God HOW? PLAY-HARP, RAM'S-HORN, PLAY-DRUM.
YOUR"all" VOICE UP++, PRAISE GOD.
HOPE GOD HELP-us US FAITH ALWAYS SING
Notes: God-SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs away, FOs up, twist rapidly at wrists while moving back from God has b een spatialized.
WORSHIP - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
ALLELUIA! - CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting.
SOUND - Touch ear with index finger then (2h)[S], PO down, FO away, move antisymmetrically from side to side while mouthing "pow". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - thunder.
YEARS-AND-YEARS - (2h)[S], POs > signer, FOs ><, DH is swung in small circles parallel to the chest and held over the NDH hand, finally landing on the NDH fist.
DENY - (2h)NOT++.
PLAY-HARP - Mime.
RAM'S-HORN - Mime holding horn to mouth and blowing.
PLAY-DRUM - Mime playing drums with hands.
UP++ - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, hands bend upwards at wrists repeatedly while rising with each bend.
When in our music God is glorified,
And adoration leaves no room for pride,
It is as though the whole creation cried
How often, making music, we have found
A new dimension in the world of sound,
As worship moved us to a more profound
So has the Church, in liturgy and song,
In faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
Borne witness to the truth in every tongue
Let every instrument be tuned for praise!
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always
To hear the music (without words), go to When in our music.