EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. HONOR"[email protected]" (2h)#[email protected] SAINT. THEIR-rt WORK SET-ASIDE, NOW REST.
THEY-rt ANNOUNCE TRUST GOD. WORLD WITNESS, OH-I-SEE DO SAME.
YOUR-lf,hi NAME, JESUS, WE BLESS FOREVER.
2. YOU-rt,hi THEIR-rt FOUNDATION, PROTECT"over time" THEM-rt STRONG.
BAD*, THEY-rt FIGHT. YOU-rt,hi COMFORT THEIR-rt HURT.
WORLD SOMETIMES DARK, BUT YOU-rt ONLY TRUE LIGHT.
3. HIS-rt CHILDREN LUCKY MANY-INTERACT TOGETHER.
WE HERE~EARTH STRUGGLE, BUT THEY-rt,hi HEAVEN CELEBRATE.
(<) WE, (>) THEY-rt,hi we-SAME-AS-heaven. EVERYONE YOURS-God's.
4. SOMETIMES WE STRUGGLE"over time", CONFLICT AGAIN++.
BUT IF WE TAKE-IN, HEAVEN ITS-rt,hi SONG WE UNDERSTAND.
AGAIN OUR HEART BRAVE, AGAIN WE FEEL STRONG.
Notes: (2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
SAINT - [S], PO down, FO away, moves > DS across palm of [B], PO up, FO > DS.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
WITNESS -  touches under eye while head moves down.
SAME - (2h), POs down, FOs away, slap sides together.
ALLELUIA-lf, ALLELUIA-rt - For variety, the signer faces > lf for the first ALLELUIA and > rt for the second.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
MANY-INTERACT - (2h) circle around each other with the DH held above the NDH.
1. For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
2. Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
3. O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
All are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
4. And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave, again, and arms are strong.
To hear a performance of this song, go to Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua recordings: For all the saints.