EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: HAVE-MERCY-ON-us, LORD. WHY? WE SIN.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-me ME, GOD, BECAUSE YOU KIND.
YOUR COMPASSION GREAT, GO-AHEAD PARDON MY INSULT.
MY GUILT WASH AWAY COMPLETE.
CLEAN++ MY SIN. Response
ME ADMIT MY INSULT.
MY SIN, ME OBSESS-ON.
AGAINST YOU-rt ONLY ME SIN.
ME DO EVIL, YOU-rt LOOK-DOWN-AT-me. Response
CREATE HEART PURE FOR ME, GOD.
MAKE MY SPIRIT NEW, UPRIGHT.
PLEASE NOT LEAVE-me ALONE.
NOT REMOVE YOUR-rt HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME. Response
HELP ME FEEL AGAIN alt.HAPPY YOUR-rt SALVATION,
AND TEACH MY SPIRIT WILLING LIKE BEFORE.
LORD, OPEN MY HEART.
AND ME WILL ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt PRAISE. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
OBSESS-ON -  touches temple and then changes to an [open 8] and touches the back of , PO down, while both move in circles together.
EVIL - (2h), wg while moving repeatedly > forehead. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Satan.
CREATE - C-MAKE.
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
UPRIGHT - Elbow of [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is struck against the fingers of NDH [B] held like part of TABLE.
LEAVE-me - (2h)[5^], POs > signer, FOs ><, strike the signer's chest.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
Lyrics (Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17):
Response: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me. Response
For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
"Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight." Response
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me. Response
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Response