EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. BABY HOLY, BABY LOWLY, HIS-lf BED MANGER FOR COW.
COW THEY-rt M-O-O, KNOW-NOTHING HE-lf CHRIST. BABY LORD RULE #ALL-OF-US.
ANGEL SING, ANNOUNCE SPREADwg, INFORM WORLD THEREABOUTS,
(role play) CHRIST LORD RULE #ALL-OF-US.
2. SHEEP SLEEP+. SHEPHERD TAKE-CARE-OF. ALL-NIGHT WATCH"over time".
alt.SEE GLORY, alt.HEAR STORY, INFORM"all" GOSPEL TRUE.
CELEBRATE, SADNESS GONE, PRAISE GOD UNTIL SUNRISE.
CHRIST BABY BORN FOR (2h)YOU.
Notes: HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
MANGER - (2h), FOs down interlace fingers and then separate while ascending in outward arcs.
KNOW-NOTHING - [F], PO > NDS, FOs up, move hand side-to-side slightly at midforehead.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
THEREABOUTS - , PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - approximately.
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.
GOSPEL - G-NEW. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Gospel - 2.
1. Infant holy, Infant lowly, for His bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
2. Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story, tidings of a Gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the Babe was born for you.
To hear the music (without words), go to Cyber Hymnal: Infant holy, Infant lowly.