EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. THANK++-ctr GIFT-TO-us US EARTH BEAUTIFUL.
THANK++-ctr YOU-ctr MAKE SKY BLUE*.
THANK++-ctr LOVE US BIRTH UNTIL NOW.
WE SEE PROOF, EVERY PLACE WE LOOK.
Refrain: PRAISE, WE RAISE-UP-ctr YOU-ctr,
LORD RULE (2h)#ALL, WE THANK++ YOU-ctr.
2. EVERY HOUR, ALL-DAY, ALL-NIGHT
WE ENJOY LIFE YOU-ctr GIFT-TO-us US.
(<) HILL, (>) VALLEY, (<) TREE, (>) FLOWER.
(<) SUN, (>) MOON, STAR DOT-SKY. Refrain
3. THANK++-ctr TEACH-us US LOVE EACH-OTHER.
(<) BROTHER, (>) SISTER, (<) PARENT, (>) CHILD.
(<) FRIEND HERE EARTH, (>) FRIEND FAR-AWAY HEAVEN.
MAKE US FEEL SOFT-HEARTED, KIND. Refrain
4. THANK++-ctr HELP-us YOUR CHURCH HERE EARTH.
OUR HANDS HOLY WE DEAF-APPLAUSE TO YOU-ctr.
EVERY COUNTRY IN OUR WORLD
L-O-V-E OFFER YOU-ctr OUR GOD. Refrain
5. THANK++-ctr JESUS GIVE-UP YOUR-lf LIFE.
IF TRUST YOU-ctr WE LIVE FOREVER.
YOU-ctr LOVE US, WE LOVE WORLD
HELP-us PEACE SPREAD, HELP-Heaven HEAVEN CELEBRATE. Refrain
Notes: GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist > signer to show that something is given as a gift.
YOU-ctr - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
UNTIL - (2h)[1^], POs down, index fingers travel up the chest on the DS until they end (2h), POs > singer, FOs up.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
DOT-SKY - (2h)[5:], POs and FOs diagonally up, hands jab upwards as if dotting the sky with stars.
FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
SOFT-HEARTED - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
DEAF-APPLAUSE - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held high and rotate rapidly at wrists.
1. For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,
Refrain: Lord of all, to you we raise
this our grateful gift of praise.
2. For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light, Refrain
3. For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild, Refrain
4. For your Church, that evermore
Lifts its holy hands above.
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
A pure sacrifice of love.
5. For Yourself, O Gift Divine
To our world so freely giv'n.
For that love from which will shine,
Peace on earth and joy in heav'n.
To hear the music (without words), go to For the beauty of the earth.