EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: Y-A-H-W-E-H HE-rt GOD MY SALVATION.
ME TRUST HIM-rt, NOT NEED FEAR.
ME SING ABOUT HIS-rt LOVE GIFT-TO ME, HAPPY.
HIS-rt KINDNESS IDEA-LIKE W-E-L-L ME DRAW-UP-ON-ROPE, GET ANY TIME.
1. TEACH ME REALIZE NOW MOMENT GREAT.
WHY? RECENT SUNRISE, DAY NEW BEGIN.
2. GO-WITH US, LORD, WHILE WE LEARN DEFENSE-BRING-DOWN.
MEAN FIND EACH FRIEND OFFER TRUTH, BEAUTY CAN.
3. WORK DAY END, EVENING ARRIVE. GIFT-TO US REST.
THRILLED SOCIALIZE MANY FRIENDS.
4. HELP US VISUALIZE WORLD NEW,
AND UNDERSTAND YOUR LOVE DEEP, WIDE. LIMIT HAVE-NONE.
Notes: HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
DRAW-UP-ON-ROPE - Mime pulling down on rope hand-over-hand to lift up a bucket from a well.
DEFENSE-BRING-DOWN - (2h)[B] cross at wrists and are held up to face and then brought down as if one's defenses were being disengaged.
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
HAVE-NONE - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.
Refrain: Yahweh is the god of my salvation,
I trust in him and have no fear.
I sing of the joy which his love gives to me
and I draw deeply from the springs of his great kindness.
1. Open our eyes to the wonder of this moment,
the beginning of another day.
2. Be with us, Lord, as we break through with each other,
to find the truth and beauty of each friend.
3. When ev’ning comes and our day of toil is over,
give us rest, O Lord, in the joy of many friends.
4. Take us beyond the vision of this day
to the deep and wide ways of your infinite love and life.
To hear the music (without words), go to The Music of Weston Priory, and click on "Yahweh" under the Album called Wherever you go.