EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: THE LORD, HIS-rt PRINCIPLES CAUSE HEART EXCITED.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt LAW PERFECT,
SOUL FEEL FRESH;
THE-rt LORD COMMAND, TRUST CAN.
E-V-E-N KNOW-NOTHING OBEY, SEEM WISE. Response
BOW-DOWN-TO LORD MAKE PURE,
CONTINUE FOREVER CAN.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt RULES SHOW"all" TRUTH.
HELP PEOPLE JUST. Response
YOUR-rt SERVANT TRY CAREFUL
FOLLOW EVERYTHING GOD TELL-me.
BUT HE-rt NOTICE ME SOMETIMES FAIL.
ME OVERLOOK, PLEASE PARDON! Response
SPECIAL OFF-POINT-lf&rt, PREVENT ME NOT SERVE YOU-rt.
DON'T ALLOW ME LOSE CONTROL.
MEAN BLAME-me ME CAN'T.
SERIOUS SIN, ME INNOCENT. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
SOUL - NDH [C] or [S] is held close to body and [F] which inserts FT into NDH then slowly draws it upwards with a wavy path. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Spirit.
FRESH - (2h), PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.
KNOW-NOTHING - [F], PO > NDS, FOs up, move hand side-to-side slightly at midforehead.
BOW-DOWN-TO - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, are held like the final position of GIVE-UP, then bend these arms twice while bowing at waist once.
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
PARDON - Sign EXCUSE, switch dominance and sign EXCUSE again.
OFF-POINT-lf&rt - DH [S], PO > NDS, flicks finger off to the left and then to the right.
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.
Lyrics (Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14):
Response: The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
the decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple. Response
The fear of the LORD is pure,
the ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just. Response
Though your servant is careful of them,
very diligent in keeping them,
Yet who can detect failings?
Cleanse me from my unknown faults! Response
From wanton sin especially, restrain your servant;
let it not rule over me.
Then shall I be blameless and innocent
of serious sin. Response