EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: LORD, YOU HAVE WORD+ BRING-TO-us LIFE FOREVER.
THE-ctr LORD HIS-ctr LAW PERFECT,
SOUL FEEL FRESH;
THE-ctr LORD COMMAND, TRUST CAN.
E-V-E-N KNOW-NOTHING OBEY, SEEM WISE. Response
LORD HIS-ctr PRINCIPLES RIGHT*.
CAUSE HEART REALLY-WANT CELEBRATE.
THE-ctr LORD COMMAND CLEAR.
ALLOW US SEE WORLD NEW WAY. Response
BOW-DOWN-TO LORD MAKE PURE,
CONTINUE FOREVER CAN.
THE-ctr LORD HIS-ctr RULES SHOW"all" TRUTH.
HELP PEOPLE JUST. Response
HIS-rt RULES BEAT GOLD,
YES, MUCH PURE GOLD.
ALSO MORE SWEET COMPARE HONEY
DIRECT FROM BEEHIVE. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KNOW-NOTHING - [F], PO > NDS, FOs up, move hand side-to-side slightly at midforehead.
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.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
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. Note: This may seem a strange translation of "bless", but theologically I don't see how we can bless God. The Hebrew this concept comes from is "baruch" and is related to "birkayim (knees)", in other words "bend the knee [to God]".
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
HONEY -  curls under chin to an [X] as if wiping off the chin and then flicks straight down as if the honey were dripping.
BEEHIVE - DH [F] touches the cheek with its joined fingers to represent an insect biting; then changes to a [Bb] and brushes it aside + (2h)[5:] outlines the shape of a beehive. For a QuickTime movie of the first sign, see ASL browser - bee.
Lyrics (Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11):
Response: Lord you have the words of everlasting life.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the Lord is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple. Response
The precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eye. Response
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The ordinances of the Lord are true,
all of them just. Response
They are more precious than gold,
than a heap of purest gold;
Sweeter also than syrup
or honey from the comb. Response