EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: IF TODAY YOU SEE HIM-ctr SUMMON,
DON'T ALLOW YOUR HEART STAY HARD.
COME-ON, WE SHOULD SING JOYFUL TO THE-rt LORD;
WE SHOULD ANNOUNCE FOUNDATION OUR SALVATION.
WE SHOULD APPROACH THANK++.
WE SHOULD SING PSALM JOYFUL TO HIM-rt. Response
COME-ON, WE SHOULD BOW-DOWN WORSHIP;
WE SHOULD KNEEL TO THE-rt LORD, HIMSELF-rt MAKE US.
WHY? HE-rt OUR GOD,
AND WE SHEEP HE-rt TAKE-CARE-OF. HE-rt GUIDE US GROUP-TRAVEL. Response
PRAY TODAY (2h)YOU PAY-ATTENTION HIS-rt VOICE:
(Role play God) DON'T ALLOW YOUR HEART STAY HARD LIKE AT M-E-R-I-B-A-H.
LIKE DAY (2h)YOU STAY DESERT M-A-S-S-A-H.
YOUR(plural) ANCESTORS TEMPT ME ANGRY.
THEY-rt TEST ME LIKE FINISH SEE MY MIRACLE. (end role play) Response
Notes: COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
JOYFUL - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
SALVATION - S-FREE.
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
PSALM - P-SING.
BOW-DOWN - (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.
WORSHIP - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
KNEEL - Sign begins like STAND and the DHFTs are bent into (2h)[V:]. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Genuflect.
GROUP-TRAVEL - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, hands are held close but not touching and move off together as if a group were traveling.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
DESERT - DRY THEREABOUTS. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Desert.
ANCESTORS - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to head but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards + (2h), POs ><, FOs up, move in a vertical circle while moving back over shoulder.
TEMPT - (2h)[A^] hold imaginary pitchfork and poke at the person being tempted. Don't confuse this with TEMPTED, which is FT of [X] taps elbow.
MIRACLE - GREAT WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
Lyrics (Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9):
Response: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us joyfully sing psalms to him. Response
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. Response
Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
they tested me though they had seen my works." Response