EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: MY LIFE, LORD SUPPORT"over time".
GOD, YOUR-rt NAME SAVE ME.
MY GOALS, YOU-rt PROTECT MIGHTY.
GOD, PLEASE ATTEND-TO MY PRAYER.
ME alt.EXPRESS, PLEASE ACCEPT. Response
MEN THEY-lf ARROGANT REBEL AGAINST ME.
THEY-lf GO-TOWARDS-GOAL KILL ME WITHOUT MERCY-ON-me.
GOD RULE, BUT THEY-lf BLIND. Response
KNOW-THAT GOD HELP-me"over time".
MY LIFE, LORD SUPPORT"over time".
ALWAYS ME OFFER-SACRIFICE YOU-rt.
ME PRAISE YOUR-rt NAME WILL. WHY? YOU-rt LORD alt.GIFT-TO-me GOOD THINGS. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
ATTEND - PAT-ATTENTION-TO.
PRAYER - (2h)[B] press palms together and circle vertically normal (perpendicular) to the torso.
ARROGANT - (2h)[L:], POs ><, FOs away, are held at forehead and suddenly expand. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - brat.
GO-TOWARDS-GOAL - like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle while going towards the goal to show a constant process.
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.
RULE - CONTROL.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
alt.GIFT-TO-me - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands alt. flip > signer.
Lyrics (Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8):
Response: The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me,
and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
hearken to the words of my mouth. Response
For the haughty men have risen up against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they set not God before their eyes. Response
Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness. Response