EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: MY SOUL CELEBRATE MY GOD.
MY SOUL ANNOUNCE THE-rt LORD GREAT.
MY SPIRIT CELEBRATE GOD MY SAVIOR. WHY?
ME HIS-rt LOWLY SERVANT, HE-rt LOOK-DOWN TOUCHED.
FROM-NOW-ON EVERY GENERATION WILL SAY GOD BLESS ME SO-MUCH. Response
THE-rt ALMIGHTY DO GREAT FOR ME.
HIS-rt NAME HOLY.
PEOPLE BOW-DOWN-TO HIM-rt, HAVE-MERCY WILL.
EVERY GENERATION SAME-THING. Response
PEOPLE HUNGRY, HE-rt alt.GIFT-TO"each" GOOD THINGS, SATISFIED.
BUT PEOPLE RICH GET NOTHING, LEAVE.
HE-rt COME HELP JEWISH PEOPLE, HIS-rt SERVANT.
WHY? HE-rt REMEMBER PROMISE MERCY. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SAVIOR - S-FREE AGENT.
LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
TOUCHED - Middle finger of [open 8] strikes heart.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
ALMIGHTY - COMPLETE POWERFUL, that is, (2h)[B^], DH circles around and lands in the palm of NDH, PO up, FO > DS + FT of [C] strike biceps and immediately pull away. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
HAVE-MERCY / MERCY - (2h)[open 8], POs away, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest.
SAME-THING - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle vertically and symmetrically in a plane parallel to the chest.
alt.GIFT-TO"each" - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs > the recipents, hands move together from NDS to DS.
Lyrics (Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54):
Response: My soul rejoices in my God.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed. Response
The Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him,
in every generation. Response
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
for he has remembered his promise of mercy. Response