EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
TIME GO-BY, MARCH+. WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL.
GOD MAKE EVERYTHING HERE: (<) ROSE BLOOM, (>) SNOW FLAKES.
WATER FLOW NO MORE. FREEZE"each".
HILL, FOREST, GRASS THEREABOUTS HAVE SNOW THICK-LAYER.
SUNRISE MEAN SNOW THEREABOUTS SHINY.
TONIGHT STAR THERE MAKE NIGHT BRIGHT CONQUER DAY.
BLOOD CIRCULATE MORE-AND-MORE FAST INSIDE- SELF EVERY LIVE THING.
LOVE NOW BORN. ANGEL SING, REALLY-WANT EARTH HAVE PEACE.
YOUR-God's LAW DEEP CONTROL (2h)#ALL NATURE.
WE SEE YOUR FACE IN EVERY DIAMOND, EVERY ROSE WE APPROACH.
EVERYDAY YOUR WORLD SHOW"all" GLORY,
SUN, MOON, STAR DOT-HEAVEN, WE AWED.
Notes: GO-BY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DH is held ahead of NDH, then NDH leapfrogs over DH, and DH over NDH. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - procedure.
MARCH+ - (2h), POs > signer, FOs down, nod forward at wrist several times as if feet were marching.
BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
FLAKES - (2h)[F], POs ><, FOs up, alt. drift down.
FLOW - (2h), DHPO down, NDHPO up, FOs away, both hands move towards right side.
THEREABOUTS - , PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor.
THICK-LAYER - [C], PO away, FO up, slides along [B] arm held as in TABLE.
SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.
THERE - [B], PO up, FO > the thing to be honored.
BLOOD CIRCULATE - BLOOD, (2h) wg FT while hands circulate around each other.For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - circulate.
MORE-AND-MORE - MORE is signed twice but with the NDH kept in place.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
REALLY-WANT - the sign WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, move away while opening to (2h)[L].
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
DOT-HEAVEN - (2h)[5:], POs and FOs diagonally up, hands jab upwards as if dotting the sky with stars.
AWED - AWED - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up are held at eyes with awed facial expression and the hands open and then close.
GO-BY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DH is held ahead of NDH, then NDH leapfrogs over DH, and DH over NDH. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - procedure.
All beautiful the march of days, as seasons come and go;
The Hand that shaped the rose hath wrought the crystal of the snow;
Hath sent the hoary frost of Heav'n, the flowing waters sealed,
And laid a silent loveliness on hill and wood and field.
O'er white expanses sparkling pure the radiant morns unfold;
The solemn splendors of the night burn brighter than the cold;
Life mounts in every throbbing vein, love deepens round the hearth,
And clearer sounds the angel hymn, "Good will to men on earth."
O Thou from Whose unfathomed law the year in beauty flows,
Thyself the vision passing by in crystal and in rose,
Day unto day doth utter speech, and night to night proclaim,
In ever changing words of light, the wonder of Thy Name.
To hear a performance of this song, go to Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua recordings: All beautiful the march of days.