EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: YOUR-rt WORDS OFFER SPIRIT AND LIFE, LORD.
WORTH MORE-THAN GOLD, CONQUER DEATH CAN.
YOUR-rt WORDS OFFER SPIRIT AND LIFE, LORD.
1. GOD HIS-rt LAW PERFECT. SOUL FEEL INSPIRED.
SPIRIT EXHAUSTED BECOME SPRIGHTLY.
WE TRUST HIS-rt RULE. THAT BRING-TO-us US WISDOM.
THAT CAUSE HIS WISDOM BORN FROM US.
2. GOD HIS-rt PRINCIPLES TAKE-CARE-OF-us US. INTEND DO RIGHT.
HIS-rt PEOPLE HAVE HAPPY HEART.
GOD COMMAND SO-MUCH CLEAR, WE SEE WORLD NEW WAY CAN.
THAT SEND GOD HIS-rt LIGHT TO OUR EYES.
3. LIVE FOLLOW GOD HIS-rt TRUTH, TRUST CAN.
GOD STAY WITH US FOREVER.
GOD HIS-rt TRUTH CHANGE NEVER. THAT ALLOW US HAVE JUSTICE.
THAT ALLOW US HAVE JUSTICE HERE EARTH.
4. GOD HIS-rt WORD WE CHERISH. DESIRE MORE-THAN GOLD.
WORTH MORE-THAN WE HAVE NERVE IMAGINE.
PLUS SWEET MORE-THAN HONEY. HIS-rt WORD FEED US WILL.
ALLOW US FEEL SATISFIED AND alt.HAPPY.
Notes: 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.
CONQUER - (2h)[S], DPO > NDS, NDPO down, FOs away, are held with DH on top of NDH and DH strikes NDH wrist on dorsal side (from above) and nods while staying at wrist.
EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.
SPRIGHTLY - (2h)[S], fists held close to upperchest, elbows are thrust out to the side twice as if feeling energetic.
INTEND - THINK MEAN.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
NERVE - [V:] twists as DS of chin.
Refrain: Your words are spirit and life, O Lord:
richer than gold, stronger than death.
Your words are spirit and life, O Lord;
1. God's law is perfect, refreshing the soul,
reviving the weary spirit.
God's rule can be trusted: bringing us wisdom,
bringing God's wisdom to birth.
2. God's precepts keep us; their purpose is right.
They gladden the hearts of people.
God's command is so clear it brings us new vision;
bringing God's light to our eyes.
3. Living by God's truth is holy and sure;
God's presence is everlasting.
God's truth is eternal, bringing us justice;
bringing God's justice to earth.
4. God's word is precious, desired more than gold;
worth more than we dare imagine
and, sweeter than honey, this word will feed us,
bringing fulfillment and joy.