EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. JESUS FINISH RESURRECT! COME-ON SING!
PRAISE KING HE-lf,hi LIVE FOREVER WILL!
PRAISE HIM-lf,hi HOW? SING YOU(pl)-rt,hi ANGEL body-BURN!
PRAISE HIM-lf,hi THRILLED YOU(pl)-lf,hi ANGEL CLOSE-TO GOD!
Refrain: ||: (5x - lf, rt, ctr, lf, rt) ALLELUIA! :||
2. TODAY TOP HOLY MEAN WE SHOULD
GATHER-TOGETHER SING HIS-lf,hi PRAISE.
HAPPY, EXPRESS YOURSELVES LIFT-UP.
HEAVEN WILL TAKE-IN ANGEL RESPOND: Refrain
3. TO-rt,hi GOD HEAVENLY-FATHER, COME-ON SING!
TO GOD HE-lf,hi SON, KING RESURRECT!
EQUAL RESPECT-ctr WE SHOULD ADORE
THE-ctr HOLY SPIRIT FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER! Refrain
Notes: RESURRECT/ION - [V], PO up, FO away, pronates and hops onto the palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Resurrection.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
HE-lf,hi - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ALLELUIA! - CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting.
body-BURN - (2h), FOs up, place palms on chest and rise with wg. (S'rafim is Hebrew for "the burning ones".)
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
GATHER-TOGETHER - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
TAKE-IN - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, thumbs point at eye level and move several times > signer while FT wg, not thumbs. The positioning of the hands show that it could be to take it in visually or aurally.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
RESURRECT/ION - [V], PO up, FO away, pronates and hops onto the palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Resurrection.
ADORE - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
1. Jesus is risen! Let us sing!
Praise to the everliving King!
Praise him in song, ye Seraphim!
Praise him with joy, ye Cherubim!
Refrain: ||: (5x - lf, rt, ctr, lf, rt) Alleluia! :||
2. On this most holy day of days,
Let us together sing his praise.
Raise joyful voices to the sky!
Sing out, ye heavens, in reply:
3. To God the Father let us sing,
To God the Son, our risen King!
And equally let us adore
The Holy Spirit evermore!
To hear the music (without words), go to Hymns, Gospel Songs & Spirituals: L and click on "Laßt uns erfreuen - Laßt uns erfreuen."