EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
J-O-H-N BAPTIST SHOUT NEAR RIVER JORDAN
ANNOUNCE OUR LORD SOON COME.
WAKE-UP PAY-ATTENTION. WHY? J-O-H-N INFORM"all".
REJOICE, GOD RULE WORLD WILL.
MEAN EVERY PERSON SIN WILL GONE.
MAKE WAY FOR GOD BECOME STRAIGHT.
INSIDE-SELF OUR HEART MAKE PLACE FOR GOD.
THAT CAN BECOME HIS-ctr HOME.
LORD, YOU-lf, SAVE OUR SOUL, SIN GONE.
OUR HIDE PLACE AND GREAT REWARD.
WITHOUT YOUR-lf GRACE OUR SOUL WORN-OUT,
IDEA~LIKE FLOWER BLOSSOM-WITHER, DECAY.
OUR PEOPLE SICK, PLEASE TOUCH AND HEAL.
PEOPLE RELAPSE SIN, HELP STAND.
WE NEED YOUR LIGHT SHINE-DOWN US.
AGAIN WE SEE EARTH BEAUTY.
GOD HIS-rt SON WE ALWAYS PRAISE.
YOU-lf BORN NOW PEOPLE OPPRESSION-OFF, FREE.
WE WORSHIP ALSO HEAVENLY-FATHER
PLUS HOLY SPIRIT FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER.
Notes: BAPTIST - (2h)[A dot], POs ><, FOs away, both hands are tipped to one side so that the thumbs point > NDS, then > upwards. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Baptize.
SHOUT - (2h)[5:], POs > signer, FOs up, rise from mouth while twisting at wrists.
JORDAN - [L], PO > NDS, FO up, taps center of forehead with thumb.
REJOICE - CELEBRATE.
RULE - CONTROL.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
GRACE - [O^] or [S], held high and PO > Heaven, supinates and opens to  while being brought towards head. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Grace.
WORN-OUT - (2h)[A], palms together, FO away, hands separate while changing to (2h)[5:], POs up, FOs away.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
BLOSSOM~WITHER - (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. The DH is left in place and then closes and bends > NDS as if drooping in death.
DECAY - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs away, decend in a wavey pattern.
RELAPSE - [V] touches FT to [B], PO up, and "slips and falls".
LIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
SHINE-DOWN - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
OPPRESSION-OFF - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".
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.
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.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
announces that the Lord is nigh;
awake and hearken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings.
Then cleansed be every breast from sin;
make straight the way for God within,
prepare we in our hearts a home
where such a mighty Guest may come.
For thou art our salvation, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without thy grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.
To heal the sick stretch out thine hand,
and bid the fallen sinner stand;
shine forth and let thy light restore
earth's own true loveliness once more.
All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whose advent doth thy people free;
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.
To hear the music (without words), go to Oremus hymnal: On Jordan's bank.