EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. TONIGHT WE CAN BEGIN LIVE NEW.
TONIGHT HEAVEN READY MEET EARTH.
TONIGHT WE SEE GOD HIS GLORY CLEAR.
PROMISE WE BORN NEW CAN.
Refrain: CHRIST, YOU-lf,hi OUR LIGHT! INSIDE-SELF OUR HEART SHINY.
SHINE-DOWN-ON-us DARK DISSOLVE.
CHRIST, YOU-lf,hi OUR LIGHT!
SHINE-DOWN-ON YOUR-lf,hi CHURCH GATHER-TOGETHER TODAY.
2. TONIGHT CHRIST PAY-OFF OUR SIN DEBT.
FROM GRAVE HE-lf,hi ARISE, BEAT DEATH FOR US.
STONE ROLL-stone AWAY, DARKNESS DISSOLVE.
(2h)#ALL WITNESS HIS-lf,hi EMPTY GRAVE. Refrain
3. HE-lf,hi IDEA~LIKE CANDLE WE LIGHT-candle DURING DARK.
BURN MEAN DARK NIGHT GONE FOR OUR S-A-K-E.
MORNING STAR, JESUS OUR SAVIOR,
YOU-lf,hi TRUE-BIZ LIGHT FOR WORLD. Refrain
4. SING ABOUT HOPE DEEP MORE-THAN DEATH.
SING ABOUT POWER STRONG HELP US LIVE.
SING ABOUT L-O-V-E FOREVER LIKE HEAVEN.
DAWN SPREAD HERE EARTH. Refrain
5. DAWN SPREAD HERE EARTH.
(2h)#ALL GOD HIS-lf,hi CHILDREN PRAISE UP++.
CRY-OUT HAPPY, ANNOUNCE OUR STORY.
(2h)#ALL EARTH NOW CELEBRATE. Refrain
Notes: GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
YOU-lf,hi - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.
SHINE-DOWN-ON-us - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
GATHER-TOGETHER - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
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.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
ARISE - [V], PO up, FO away, pronates and hops onto the palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Resurrection.
ROLL-stone - Some of the graves in Jesus time were caves that had a large flat stone in a track that would be rolled to one side. Mime opening such a grave.
AWAY - (2h)[B^], POs down, FOs away, start with wrists bent and straighten wrists to become (2h)[B].
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
WITNESS -  touches under eye while head moves down.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
LIGHT-candle - Looks like lighting a match by striking the NDH palm with DH [bX]. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bentshlicht.
SAVIOR - SAVE AGENT.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
DAWN - SUNRISE.
UP++ - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, hands bend upwards at wrists repeatedly while rising with each bend.
CRY-OUT - [5:] holds palm to mouth and then hand moves up and away as if the sound is leaving the mouth.
1. This is the night of new beginnings.
This is the night when heaven meets earth.
This is the night filled with God's glory,
Promise of our new birth!
Refrain: Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light! Shine in your Church
2. This is the night Christ our redeemer
Rose from the grave triumphant and free,
Leaving the tomb of evil and darkness,
Empty for all to see.
3. Now will the fire kindled in darkness
Burn to dispel the shadows of night.
Star of the morning, Jesus our Savior,
You are the world's true light.
4. Sing of the hope deeper than dying.
Sing of the power stronger than death.
Sing of the love endless as heaven,
Dawning throughout the earth.
5. Into this world morning is breaking.
All of God's people, lift up your voice.
Cry out with joy, tell out the story,
All of the earth rejoice.
To hear the music (without words), go to Christ, be our light | spiritandsong.com and click on the MediaPlayer or MP3 options.