EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. AWESOME MIRACLE, LIFE NOW BEGIN.
SOFT LIKE BLOSSOM, BUT STRONG LIKE EARTH.
L-O-V-E LEAD-TO BABY, NOW BECOME REAL.
(<) PARENTS, (>) CHURCH CELEBRATE TOGETHER.
2. HAPPY EXPRESS, LOOK-FORWARD GROW-UP.
SOMETIMES WE LAUGH, SOMETIME WE CRY.
BABY WE NAME(verb), BLESS, OFFER-UP GOD.
PRAY+ CHILD STAY HUMBLE ALWAYS.
3. LORD CREATE WORLD, GIFT-TO-us LIVE FOREVER.
GOD IDEA~LIKE PARENT, PARTNER, FRIEND.
YOU-ctr LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, LIFT-UP US
ENTER YOUR-ctr KINGDOM, WORLD NEVER END.
Notes: AWESOME - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up are held at eyes with awed facial expression and the hands open and then close.
MIRACLE - GREAT WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
BLOSSOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
1. Wonder of wonders, life is beginning,
Fragile as blossom, strong as the earth.
Shaped in a person, love has new meaning.
Parents and people sing at their birth.
2. Now with rejoicing, make celebration;
Joyful of promise, laughter through tears.
Naming and blessing, bring dedication,
Humble in purpose over the years.
3. Lord of creation, dying and living,
Father and Mother, Partner and Friend.
Lover of children lift all our loving
Into your kingdom, world without end.