EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: FOREVER ME SING ABOUT THE-rt LORD HIMSELF GOOD.
(role play God) ME FIND KING-DAVID, MY SERVANT.
USE MY HOLY O-I-L, ME ANOINT HIM-lf.
MEAN MY HAND ALWAYS WITH HIM-lf
AND MY ARM WILL MAKE HIM-lf STRONG. (end role play) Response
(role play God) ME WORTH TRUST HAVE-MERCY-ON HIM-lf.
MY NAME WILL MAKE HIS-lf POWER INCREASE LIKE CURLED-HORN CAN PIERCE.
KING-DAVID TELL-me (role play David) YOU-rt MY HEAVENLY-FATHER,
MY GOD, MY FOUNDATION, MY SAVIOR! (end role play) Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KING-DAVID - D-KING.
SERVANT - SERVE AGENT.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down, then repeats at lower left to show that King David is the object of the anointing.
WORTH - IMPORTANT.
CURLED-HORN - (2h)[S] touch thumbsides to temples and spiral upwards.
PIERCE - , PO up, FO away, pierces between index and middle fingers of [modified B], PO > signer, FO > DS. The middle and index fingers are separated before being pierced.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
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.
SAVIOR - S-FREE AGENT.
Lyrics (Psalm 89:21-22, 25 and 27):
Response: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
"I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him.
That my hand may always be with him;
and that my arm may make him strong." Response
"My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him;
and through my name shall his horn be exalted.
He shall say of me, 'You are my father,
my God, the Rock, my savior!'" Response