EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: MY SOUL PRAISE THE-rt LORD SHOULD! or ALLELUIA!
(2h)YOU TRUST LORD FOREVER CAN.
OPPRESSED, HE-rt HELP JUSTICE SUCCEED.
HUNGRY, HE-rt FEED.
PRISONER DEBT, LORD PAY-OFF. Response
BLIND HE-rt CAUSE SEE.
HEAVY-BURDEN, LORD MAKE LIGHT.
PEOPLE JUST, LORD LOVE.
FOREIGNER, LORD PROTECT. Response
FATHER DIE, HUSBAND GONE, LORD SUPPORT FAMILY LEFT,
BUT PEOPLE WICKED HE-rt OVERTURN.
THE-rt LORD RULE FOREVER.
TEMPLE MOUNTAIN, YOUR GOD CONTINUE EVERY GENERATION. Response
Notes: 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.
THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ALLELUIA! - CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting.
OPPRESSED - DH [B], PO down, FO > NDS, pushs down on [S], PO > DS, FO away, which is held against chest.
JUSTICE/JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
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.
HEAVY-BURDEN - (2h)[B^] are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
GONE - [5^], PO > face, FO up, moves downwards and closes to a [O^], while the NDH is a [B], PO > singer, FO > DS held further away and in neutral space.
LEFT - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, descend in the place where the person or thing is left.
WICKED - (2h) are held at forehead level and move towards the forehead several times while wg but do not touch the forehead.
OVERTURN - (2h)[5:], FOs away, DH is held high, PO down at its side and NDH is held low, PO up at its side. Both hands interchange PO and levels while moving slightly > DS.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
Lyrics (Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10):
Response: Praise the Lord, my soul! or: Alleluia.
The LORD keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free. Response
The LORD gives sight to the blind.
The LORD raises up those who were bowed down;
the LORD loves the just.
The LORD protects strangers. Response
The fatherless and the widow he sustains,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
The LORD shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia. Response