EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: GOD, IDEA~LIKE SHEPHERD. ME L-A-C-K NOTHING.
GOD, IDEA~LIKE SHEPHERD. ME L-A-C-K NOTHING.
ME REST GRASS~THEREABOUTS.
ME TAKE-WALK PASS WATER CALM-WAVES.
INSIDE-SELF FEEL PEACE. Response
HE-ctr HELP-me FOLLOW RIGHTEOUSNESS,
FOR HIS-ctr S-A-K-E.
E-V-E-N HAPPEN ME EXPERIENCE VALLEY DEATH,
ME NOT FEAR BAD*. WHY? YOU-ctr SUPPORT+ ME.
(<) YOUR-ctr ROD, (>) YOUR-ctr STAFF,
HELP ME BRAVE. Response
YOU-ctr OFFER BANQUET
DURING MY ENEMY WATCH-me.
O-I-L ANOINT MY HEAD.
MY CUP OVERFLOW. Response
TRUE-BIZ YOUR-ctr (<) KINDNESS, (>) MERCY-ON-me,
FOLLOW ME EVERY-DAY ME LIVE.
ME STAY WITH GOD HIS-rt HOUSE
FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER. Response
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
CALM-WAVES - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands move slightly like the relatively calm surface of a body of water.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
RIGHTEOUSNESS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
ROD - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, are held with DH above and touching NDH. DH moves upwards.
STAFF - (2h)[F], POs > DS, FOs away. Hands are held with thumbsides touching. DH moves > NDS then > DS in C shape, like a shepherd's crook.
BANQUET - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
MERCY-ON-me - (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.
Lyrics (Psalm 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6):
Response: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.