EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. COME-ON SING: CHRIST LIVE AGAIN.
CROSS NO MORE HAVE CRUCIFIED ONE-lf.
PRAISE SHOULD ECHO (<) STREET, (>) HOME.
IF WE DIE IN HIS-lf L-O-V-E, WE LIVE FOREVER.
2. CHRIST LIVE AGAIN. NOT CONTINUE STUCK
LIVE LIKE LONG-AGO IN ISRAEL.
HE-lf SAVE, CAUSE HEAL, HERE AND NOW.
CAN INFLUENCE EVERY PLACE AND TIME.
3. HIS-lf THRONE NOT FAR-AWAY HEAVEN.
HE-lf SEE US HURT, HE-lf TOUCHED.
EVERYDAY HE-lf AWARE HOW WE LIVE.
OUR SAVIOR RULE WITH HEAVENLY-FATHER.
4. EACH TIME, HATE, ARGUE, WAR HAPPEN,
MONEY, R-A-C-E, CAUSE PEOPLE DISAGREE"each",
MEAN CHRIST SUFFER, BUT STILL LOVE US.
HE-lf LIVE. OUR HOPE NOT-NEED DIE.
5. WOMEN, MEN, AGE DIFFERENT"each"
FEEL HOLY SPIRIT CAN, ATTEND-TO HIS-ctr SUMMON.
THE-lf WAY, THE-lf LIFE, THE-lf TRUTH, FIND.
WHERE? JESUS SHOW"all" FREE CAN.
6. CHRIST LIVE. HE-lf INFORM"all" WORLD
GOOD N-E-W-S FOR EVERYONE ETERNAL.
LOOK-FORWARD EARTH, SKY, OCEAN SHAKE.
WHY? JUSTICE, L-O-V-E, PRAISE, SPREAD.
Notes: COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
CRUCIFIED - Thumbside of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa.
ONE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
PRAISE - APPLAUD.
ECHO - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to .
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
HEAL - GET-WELL.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
SAVIOR - S-FREE AGENT.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
ATTEND-TO - PAY-ATTENTION.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
ETERNAL - ALWAYS + DH produces STILL in the usual way, and the NDH produces STILL so that it moves back over the shoulder. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Eternal.
LOOK-FORWARD - Same as LOOK-UP-TO.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
1. Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.
2. Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.
3. Not throned above, remotely high,
untouched, unmoved by human pains,
but daily, in the midst of life,
our Savior with the Father reigns.
4. In every insult, rift, and war
where color, scorn or wealth divide,
Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
and lives, where even hope has died.
5. Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.
6. Christ is alive, and comes to bring
good news to this and every age,
till earth and sky and ocean ring
with joy, with justice, love, and praise.
To hear the music (without words), go to Oremus hymnal - Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.