EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: LORD, SAME DAY ME SUMMON HELP-me, YOU-rt ANSWER ME.
ME THANK YOU-rt LORD, WITH HEART FULL.
WHY? YOU-rt PAY-ATTENTION MY WORDS.
WHILE ANGEL MANY-LOOK-DOWN-AT-me ME SING PRAISE YOU-rt.
ME WORSHIP IN YOUR-rt TEMPLE HOLY
AND PRAISE YOUR-rt NAME. Response
PRAISE WHY? YOU-rt KIND, SPEAK TRUTH.
YOUR-rt NAME AND PROMISE GREAT
MORE-THAN (2h)#ALL THINGS.
WHAPPEN ME CALL, YOU-rt ANSWER.
MY STRENGTH, YOU-rt BUILD INSIDE-SELF ME. Response
THE-rt LORD ADVANCED, YES, BUT STILL LOWLY, HE-rt RECOGNIZE.
PEOPLE ARROGANT, HE-rt KNOW FAR-AWAY.
E-V-E-N ME WALK TROUBLE SURROUND, YOU-rt CAUSE ME FRESH.
YOUR-rt HANDS STRETCH-OUT AGAINST ANGER MY ENEMY. Response
YOUR-rt RIGHT HAND SAVE ME WILL.
EVERYTHING THE-rt LORD DO FOR ME COMPLETE.
LORD YOUR-rt KINDNESS CONTINUE FOREVER.
DON'T FORSAKE PEOPLE YOUR-rt HANDS MAKE. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
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.
TEMPLE - T-CHURCH.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
KIND/NESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
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.
LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
SURROUND - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
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.
FRESH - (2h), PO > face, hands move like FRIENDLY but fingers don't wg.
STRETCH-OUT - Mime.
COMPLETE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.
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.
Lyrics (Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8):
Response: Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple
and give thanks to your name. Response
Because of your kindness and your truth;
for you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called you answered me;
you built up strength within me. Response
The LORD is exalted, yet the lowly he sees,
and the proud he knows from afar.
Though I walk amid distress, you preserve me;
against the anger of my enemies you raise your hand. Response
Your right hand saves me.
The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands. Response