EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: WE LOOK-UP-TO LORD, WATCH"over time".
WE BEG HAVE-MERCY-ON-us US.
MY EYES, LOOK-UP-TO-rt YOU-rt
FAR-AWAY HEAVEN YOU-rt SIT-THRONE.
IDEA~LIKE MASTER, HIS-lf SERVANT CONCERNED LOOK-UP-TO-lf
(role play) MASTER WANT SOMETHING? Response
OR IDEA~LIKE MASTER, SERVANT TWO-OF-THEM WOMAN,
SERVANT HOPE MASTER HAVE-MERCY-ON-ctr.
WE ALSO LOOK-UP-TO-rt YOU LORD, OUR GOD.
PLEASE HAVE-MERCY-ON-us US. Response
HAVE-MERCY-ON-us US, LORD, HAVE-MERCY-ON-us US,
ALL-DAY PEOPLE REVILE-us US, UP-TO-HERE.
PEOPLE ARROGANT, PROUD REVILE-us US.
LORD, WE UP-TO-HERE FINISH. Response
Notes: LOOK-UP-TO-rt - (2h)[V], point FTs up towards God.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-us - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
SIT-THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
MASTER - FT of [5:] touch DS shoulder, then change to [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, and rises in an outward arc.s
CONCERNED - (2h)[open 8] alt. strike cjest with middle FT. -
REVILE-us - - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, then moves slightly > DS, then is thrown against the chest, opening to a .
UP-TO-HERE - [B] cuts across throat with an angry expression: "had it up to here."
ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
Lyrics (Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 3-4):
Response: Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.
To you I lift up my eyes
who are enthroned in heaven -
As the eyes of servants
are on the hands of their masters.
As the eyes of a maid
are on the hands of her mistress,
So are our eyes on the LORD, our God,
till he have pity on us.
Have pity on us, O LORD, have pity on us,
for we are more than sated with contempt;
our souls are more than sated
with the mockery of the arrogant,
with the contempt of the proud.