EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. SUNRISE, COLOR BEAUTIFUL SEE.
SUNSET, HIDE WHAT? BIG-QUESTION.
EARTH HAVE GLORY, SKY CRAZY-FOR BRIGHT.
OUR VISIT EARTH SHORT, SING HAPPY. EARTH LOOK~LIKE HEAVEN.
2. TREES TALL, GREEN*. OCEAN DEEP SHINY FLASH-BRIGHT.
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, EACH++ SPECIAL FINEwg.
WE VISIT HERE EARTH, OUR EYES eyes-SHINY. WHY?
FAITH INSPIRED. OUR SPIRIT WAKE-UP LIFE NEW.
3. TIME PROGRESS, WE TRANSIENT. SKY sky-STAY FOREVER.
BORN, SEE LIGHT PASS-DOWN. OUR SONG WHILE WE VISIT EARTH CONTINUE.
WE FEEL SPRIGHTLY, BRAVE, STRONG.
WHILE WE LIVE AND MOUNTAIN STAY, OUR SONG NOT END.
Notes: 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.
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.
SKY - Using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
CRAZY-FOR - [5:], PO > singer, FO up, is shaken slightly from side to side.
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.
FLASH-BRIGHT - BRIGHT opens and closes rapidly once.
eyes-SHINY - The sign originates from the eyes.
PROGRESS - (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.
TRANSIENT - APPEAR, then DISAPPEAR are produced twice to show how we appear on the scene and then are gone.
SPRIGHTLY - (2h)[S], fists held close to upperchest, elbows are thrust out to the side twice as if feeling energetic.
Morning, So Fair to See, night, veiled in mystery -
Glorious the earth and resplendent skies!
Pilgrims, we march along, singing our
Joyous song, as through an earthly paradise.
Tall are the verdant trees; deep are the flashing seas;
Glorious each wonder the seasons bring.
Brighter is faith's surmise, shining in
Pilgrim eyes, from which our waking spirits spring.
Age after age we rise, 'neath the eternal skies,
Into the light from the shadowed past:
Still shall our pilgrim song, buoyant and
Brave and strong, resound while life and mountains last.
To hear the music (without words?), go to Morning so fair to see (No. 42).