EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: PRAISE THE-rt LORD. WHY? BROKEN-HEART, HE-rt HEAL.
PRAISE THE-rt LORD. WHY? HIMSELF-rt GOOD.
SING PRAISE TO OUR GOD. WHY? HE-rt COMPASSIONATE.
APPROPRIATE PRAISE HIM-rt.
THE-rt LORD BUILD JERUSALEM AGAIN.
ENEMY FORCE JEWISH PEOPLE LEAVE, BUT GOD COLLECT. Response
PEOPLE BROKEN-HEART, HE-rt HEAL.
THEIR-rt HURT HE-rt BIND-UP.
STAR DOT-SKY HE-rt COUNT.
EACH HE-rt NAME. Response
OUR LORD GREAT AND HIS-rt POWER MIGHTY.
HE-rt WISE WITHOUT LIMIT.
THE-rt LORD SUPPORT PEOPLE HUMBLE,
BUT PEOPLE WICKED HE-rt DISBAND. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BROKEN-HEART - (2h)[modified C] where the knuckles of each hand contact each other as well as the thumbs creating a valentine heart and then the hands break away, changing the POs to upwards for a more violent break.
COMPASSIONATE - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
JERUSALEM - [B with thumbs flush with other fingers but not folded into palm], touches mouth and then pronates.
BIND-UP - (2h)[O^], FT of DH wrap something around NDH FT.
DOT-SKY - (2h)[5:], POs and FOs diagonally up, hands jab upwards as if dotting the sky with stars.
MIGHTY - (2h)[S], POs > back of signer, FOs up, are held at NDS and fists descend, then repeat at DS.
WICKED - (2h) are held at forehead level and move towards the forehead several times while wg but do not touch the forehead with an evil facial expression.
DISBAND - (2h)[5:], POs ><, interlace fingers and then bring knuckles downwards.
Lyrics (Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6):
Response: Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
Praise the Lord, for he is good;
sing praise to our God, for he is gracious;
it is fitting to praise him.
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;
the dispersed of Israel he gathers. Response
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He tells the number of the stars;
he calls each by name. Response
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
to his wisdom there is no limit.
The Lord sustains the lowly;
the wicked he casts to the ground. Response