EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. YOUR HOME FAR-AWAY QM? FEEL TONIGHT (<) DARK, (>) LONELY?
INFORM-me WHICH BEST YOUR MIND CALM-DOWN:
SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW ROAD-GOES ARRIVE YOUR PLACE
OR HE-lf HIMSELF-lf SAY, (role play) FOLLOW, ME LEAD YOU HOME.
2. HE-lf BEAUTIFUL. ME CHERISH HIM-lf, SAVIOR LONG-AGO.
WILLING LOVE COMPLETE ANY* LONELY SOUL.
(<) SOFT-HEARTED, (>) KIND, HE-lf ANNOUNCE (2h)#ALL,
(role play) MY CHILDREN FOLLOW ME. ME LEAD (2h)YOU HOME.
TRUST ME. FOLLOW ME. ME LEAD (2h)YOU HOME.
3. STAY CLOSE-TO ME, LORD JESUS, ME ASK YOU-lf PLEASE STAY
CLOSE-TO ME FOREVER, AND LOVE ME, ME PRAY.
BLESS (2h)#ALL SWEET CHILDREN YOU-lf RESPONSIBLE TAKE-CARE-OF,
AND ||: BRING-TO-Heaven US HEAVEN, WANT LIVE WITH YOU-lf THERE-Heaven. :||
Notes: FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
QM - , PO away, FO up, traces the shape of a question mark curling and uncurling the fingers once.
CALM-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend slightly, stop and then descend further.
ROAD-GOES - , PO down, FO away, moves away in a wavey pattern.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SOFT-HEARTED - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^].
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
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.
1. Are you far away from home this dark and lonely night?
Tell me what best would help to ease your mind:
Someone to give direction for this unfamiliar road
Or one who says, "Follow Me and I will lead you home"?
2. How beautiful, how precious the Savior of old,
To love so completely the loneliest soul.
How gently, how tenderly He says to one and all,
"Child, you can follow Me and I will lead you home.
Trust Me and follow Me, and I will lead you home.
3. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And take them to heaven to live with Thee there.