EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ME SUMMON LIFE MAKE ALL THINGS NEW:
(<) EARTH BLOOM, (>) IMAGINE INSIDE-SELF.
OUR PILGRIM FEET WET WITH YOUR-rt,hi DEW.
WE HAPPY MANY-LOOK-TO-God YOU-rt AGAIN.
2. PEOPLE TAKE-TURNS GREET,
EACH HEART FEEL WARM HEART-EXPAND.
PEOPLE SEEK HIS-rt,hi LIGHT HOMOGENEOUS.
3. (<) ONE PERSON KISS-FIST SEARCH FIND TRUTH.
(>) OTHER PERSON TRY IMAGINE NEW.
(<) ONE PERSON HIS-lf SOUL ALWAYS YOUNG.
(>) OTHER PERSON THINK DEEP ABOUT GOD.
4. (<) WALK FREE, (>) BREATH DEEP.
LOOK-OVER-HORIZON, SEE WORLD BIG'cha'.
GOOD LIFE WILL CONQUER DEATH.
THAT LIFE MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
PILGRIM - FT of (2h)[P] both touch sternum (midchest), then separate to sides, and then ascend to shoulders. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - Pilgrim.
DEW - WATER + (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands descend with wg and hu.
MANY-LOOK-TO-God - (2h), FOs move up to high right.
GREET - Hands alt. salute from forehead, but hands are more diagonal than a military salute.
LOOK-AT-EACH-OTHER - (2h)[V], FOs move from away to point to each other.
HEART-EXPAND - [O^] - held at heart PO up and FTs open and close one finger at a time but rapidly.
LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
HOMOGENEOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
LOOK-OVER-HORIZON - NDH [B], PO down, FO > DS, is held like part of TABLE to show horizon and DH [V], looks over it from NDS to DS.
1. O Life that makest all things new,
The blooming earth, the thoughts of men,
Our pilgrim feet, wet with Thy dew,
In gladness hither turn again.
2. From hand to hand the greeting flows,
From eye to eye the signals run,
From heart to heart the bright hope glows,
The seekers of the Light are one.
3. One in the freedom of the truth,
One in the joys of paths untrod,
One in the soul’s perennial youth,
One in the larger thought of God.
4. The freer step, the fuller breath,
The wide horizon’s grander view,
The sense of life that knows no death,
The Life that maketh all things new!
To hear a performance (with words), go to O life that makest all things new.