Now thank we all our God - Martin Rinkart (trans.
Catherine Winkworth) & Johann Crüger

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 8 May 2006, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

1. NOW #ALL-OF-US THANK GOD,
WITH HEART AND HANDS AND alt.VOICE.
HE-ctr DO MIRACLE UP-TO-NOW.
WORLD CELEBRATE HIS-ctr NAME.
WE BABY UP-TO-NOW alt.ADULT
GOD BLESS US A-TO-Z.
L-O-V-E HE-ctr alt.GIFT"each" US.
GOOD THINGS WITHOUT END.

2. PRAY THIS-ctr GOD HIMSELF-ctr
HAVE PLENTY ALWAYS STAY NEAR US.
OUR HEART SHOULD ALWAYS HAPPY.
WHY? HE-ctr HELP US PEACEFUL.
CONTINUE SEND YOUR-ctr GRACE
AND GUIDE US WHEN WE PERPLEXED.
PREVENT BAD HAPPEN HERE
AND ALLOW US ENTER HEAVEN.

3. WE OWE GOD (<) THANKS, (>) PRAISE.
OUR HEAVENLY-FATHER LIVE HEAVEN.
HIS-rt SON AND HOLY GHOST
THREE-OF-THEM-ctr RULE WORLD THEREABOUTS
GOD TRIUNE FOREVER.
EARTH AND HEAVEN WORSHIP HIM-ctr.
BEFORE HAVE GOD, STILL HAVE
GOD FOREVER, FOREVER.


Notes: #ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.

HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.

UP-TO-NOW - (2h)[1^], POs down, index fingers travel up the chest on the DS until they end (2h)[1], POs > singer, FOs up.

A-TO-Z - [5], PO > signer, FO up, DH [A] - held at the thumb of the NDH and then moves > DS while tracing a [Z] at the little finger.

PRAY - (2h)[B] press palms together and circle vertically normal (perpendicular) to the torso.

PEACEFUL - (2h)[V], POs away, FOs up, are held at shoulder level.

GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to [5] while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.s

HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h)[5] while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.

HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.

THEREABOUTS - [5], PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - approximately.

TRIUNE - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below [3], PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to [1]. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.

WORSHIP - 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.

Lyrics:

1. Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers´┐Ż arms
Has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

2. O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessèd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace,
And guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills,
In this world and the next!

3. All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns
With Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo hear the music (without words), go to Cyber hymnal: Now thank we all our God

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