EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ||: GOD PLEASE LOOK-DOWN-ON-us US, ACCEPT OUR PRAYER. :||
1. YOU-lf PREFER PEOPLE LOWLY. REJECT THOSE-lf HAVE HEART ARROGANT.
GIFT-TO-us US HEART LIKE MARY. ACCEPT OUR PRAYER, GOD.
2. WE REPRESENT"all" YOUR-lf JUSTICE. PRAY++ LIVE KIND, SPEAK TRUTH.
WE WANT DO YOUR MERCY. ACCEPT OUR PRAYER, GOD.
3. YOU-lf CREATE US FROM EARTH, WE GATHER HERE TEND WEAK.
YOUR-lf GLORY PUT-INSIDE-SELF US. ACCEPT OUR PRAYER, GOD.
Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
REJECT - Hands start like the final position of STOP and DH slides > DS while pronating.
ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
MERCY - [open 8], PO away, hand moves in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 1.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
GATHER - COLLECT.
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.
PUT-INSIDE-SELF - [O^], PO > singer, FOs away, is inserted into [C], which is held against the chest.
Refrain: ||: O God, hear us; Hear our prayer. :||
1. You who chose the lowly to confound the proud of heart,
Give us the heart of Mary. Hear us, O God.
2. May we be your justice; May we be your kindness and truth;
May we be your mercy. Hear us, O God.
3. Only earthen vessel are we who gather today.
Make us vessels of glory. Hear us, O God.