EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ARISE, ACCEPT, YOUR LIGHT ARRIVE!
OPEN-eyes YOUR SAD, TIRED EYES!
FAR-AWAY SONG BEGIN.
GOD HIS CITY BORN FROM SKY!
2. ARISE, ACCEPT, COME, CELEBRATE!
LIFE SING ABOUT NEW DAY! OUR SPIRIT DANCE,
INSIDE-SELF FEEL FREE,
TIME FOLLOW HIS-lf WAY!
3. ARISE, ACCEPT, YOUR TEARS WIPE-AWAY!
OUR GOD CONQUER GLOOM AND FEAR!
BECAUSE TODAY NEW SUNRISE APPEAR;
COME-ON BORN AGAIN! LET GOD SHINE-DOWN YOUR WAY!
4. ARISE, ACCEPT, BRING BREAD, WINE!
COME-ON ASSEMBLE TABLE HAVE alt.DREAM!
SHARE OUR STORY, GO-AHEAD SHINE-DOWN.
GOD HIS KINGDOM SING (2h)THIS PLACE!
5. ARISE, ACCEPT, ANNOUNCE HERE COUNTRY,
(<) HATE, (>) VIOLENCE MUST STOP!
TOGETHER WE HOPE, HAND-IN-HAND,
||: WE LIVE GOD HIS MERCY, L-O-V-E, PEACE! :||
Notes: ARISE - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, ascend from below to gesture people to stand up.
LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
TEARS - (2h) drag down face from under eyes.
WIPE-AWAY - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, wipes away tears on cheek and then wipes away tears of imaginary spatialized person.
GLOOM - (2h), POs > signer, FOs up, descend while fingers curl.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
SHINE-DOWN - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
ASSEMBLE - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
(2h)THIS - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands descend 1x or 2x.
VIOLENCE - DESTROY.
HAND-IN-HAND - (2h)[Bb] interlink as in WEDDING and swing to and fro.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs > people who are receiving mercy, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.
1. Arise, shine out, your light has come!
Awaken your sad and weary eyes!
A song in the distance has begun,
The City of God born from the skies!
2. Arise, shine out, come and rejoice!
The music of life sings of the new day!
The dance of the spirit; freedom's voice
Is moving within to guide our way!
3. Arise, shine out, and dry your tears!
Our God has conquered gloom and fright!
For on this day new dawn appears;
Be born again! Walk in the light!
4. Arise, shine out, bring bread and wine!
Come gather around the table of dreams!
And share the story, let it shine,
For in this place God's kingdom sings!
5. Arise, shine out, tell all the land,
That hatred and violence now shall cease!
Together in hope, and hand in hand,
We'll live God's mercy, love and peace!