Hymn to joy - Jane Parker Huber & Ludwig Beethoven
Translated into ASL by David Bar-TzurCreated 11 June 2004, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.
EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
- 1. YOURS-ctr WISDOM, TRUTH, BEAUTY.
- YOURS-ctr SPIRIT, FIRE, SOUL.
- YOURS-ctr ORDER, LOVE, DUTY.
- YOURS-ctr PURPOSE, PLAN, GOAL.
- HELP-us US VISUALIZE BETTER, PURER.
- YOU-ctr INSIDE-SELF EVERYTHING LIVE,
- SPIRIT ALWAYS MOVE+, FLOW+.
- EVERY PLACE WE LOOK, YOU-ctr THERE.
- 2. YOURS-ctr DRAMA, MUSIC, DANCE.
- YOURS-ctr STORY, SCULPTURE, PAINTING.
- YOURS-ctr HUMOR, EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL.
- YOU-ctr MAKE OUR LIFE OVERFLOW.
- CHALLENGE US GO-TOWARDS-GOAL.
- TRUTH MANY PERSPECTIVE HAVE.
- YOURSELF-ctr IN WORD, SONG WE TAKE-IN-BY-EYE/EAR
- WHAT WE SKETCH AND SKETCH ITSELF.
- 3. YOURS-ctr ATOM SWEEP-IN-ROWS.
- YOURS-ctr STAR MANY-IN-SKY (2h)bC-CL'revolve in space'.
- GOD RULE EACH+ LIVE THING.
- GOD RULE PEOPLE DIVERSE.
- REALLY-WANT OUR KNOWLEDGE EXPAND-ON.
- THAT MAKE WORLD BETTER CONTINUE'on and on'.
- NO MORE HUNGER, NO MORE WAR.
- (2h)#ALL EARTH BECOME ONE* NEIGHBORHOOD.
- 4. YOURS-ctr SCIENCE, HISTORY, TEACH"each".
- YOURS-ctr FUTURE, BIG-QUESTION TO US.
- YOURS-ctr (2h)alt.GRASPING, YOURS-ctr GO-TOWARDS-GOAL.
- YOURS-ctr POWER KING THINK HIS-lf.
- OUR LIFE BROKE+, WE NEED GESTALT.
- HELP-us US FIT-TO-Heaven PLAN YOU-ctr HAVE.
- WE FORGIVE LIKE YOU-ctr FORGIVE.
- MAKE US FREE GO-AHEAD OUR DAYDREAM.
Notes: YOU-ctr - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GO-TOWARDS-GOAL - like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle while going towards the goal to show a constant process.
TAKE-IN-BY-EYE/EAR - (2h) moves > head of signer several times while the fingers (not thumb) curl to show either listening to spoken words or listening with the eyes to a signed message.
SWEEP-IN-ROWS - (2h)[A dot], palms touch, FOs away, then DH moves > DS while NDH is held in place, then both hands repeat a little lower.
(2h)bC-CL'revolve in space' - (2h)[bC] held up to frame the sky and hands revolve in small starts and stops.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth.
EXPAND-ON - like the final part of HIT and the [S] - pullled away from the  and opens to a [5:]. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Expand.
BIG-QUESTION - like the sign QUESTION-MARK but both hands and all fingers (not the thumb) form a symmetric shape that is a question mark in the right hand and a reversed question mark in the left hand.
GESTALT - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held side by side and the hands descend, supinate, and end with POs up by traveling in a circle.
- 1. God of wisdom, truth, and beauty,
- God of spirit, fire, and soul,
- God of order, love, and duty,
- God of purpose, plan, and goal:
- Grant us visions ever growing,
- Breath of life, eternal strength,
- Mystic spirit, moving, flowing,
- Filling height and depth and length.
- 2. God of drama, music, dancing,
- God of story, sculpture, art,
- God of wit, all life enhancing,
- God of every yearning heart:
- Challenge us with quewsts of spirit,
- Truth revealed in myriad ways,
- Word or song for hearts that hear it,
- Sketch and model - forms of praise.
- 3. God of atom's smallest feature,
- God of galaxies in space,
- God of every living creature,
- God of all the human race:
- May our knowledge be extended
- For the whole creation's good,
- Hunger banished, warfare ended,
- All the earth a neighborhood.
- 4. God of science, history, teaching,
- God of futures yet unknown,
- God of holding, God of reaching,
- God of power beyond each throne:
- Take the fragments of our living,
- Fit us to your finest scheme,
- Now forgiven and forgiving,
- Make us free to dare and dream.
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music: J and click on "Joyful, joyful we adore you (not the instrumental)."