EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: ME PRAISE YOU-rt, LORD. WHY? YOU-rt SAVE ME.
ME ANNOUNCE YOU-rt ADVANCED, LORD. WHY?
YOU-rt LIFT-UP-AND-AWAY. MY ENEMY CONQUER ME CAN'T.
ME PREDICT DEATH, BUT YOU-rt LIFT-UP ME.
ME SUFFER GRAVE LIKE OTHERS, NOT. Response
COME-ON (2h)YOU HAVE FAITH, PRAISE THE-rt LORD.
HIS-rt NAME HOLY THANK++. WHY?
HIS-rt ANGER SOON GONE,
BUT HIS-rt LOVE CONTINUE TO DEATH.
MAYBE (2h)YOU-rt CRY DURING NIGHT,
BUT TOMORROW MORNING CELEBRATE CAN. Response
LORD PLEASE LOOK-DOWN-ON ME HAVE-MERCY-ON-me.
LORD, BECOME MY HELPER.
BEFORE MOURN, NOW DANCE.
LORD, MY GOD, ME THANK++ YOU-rt FOREVER. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
LIFT-UP-AND-AWAY - (2h)[B] scoop up david from beneath and quickly transport him away.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
GRAVE - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands move > signer with in an upward arc.
OTHERS - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, twists while moving in a horizontal circle.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
LOOK-DOWN-ON - (2h)[V^], PO > signer, FO up, hands are held high and FT tip down to show that God is looking down to attend to something/someone.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-me - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
MOURN - (2h)[S] twist at heart.
Lyrics (Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13):
Response: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the netherworld;
you preserved me from among those going down into the pit.
Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me;
O LORD, be my helper.
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.