EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: MY SOUL, ME LIFT-UP-TO YOU-ctr.
INFORM-me ABOUT YOUR-ctr WAY, LORD; TEACH-me YOURS-ctr.
LEAD ME WITH YOUR-ctr TRUTH AND TEACH-me.
WHY? YOURSELF-ctr GOD MY SAVIOR.
ALL-DAY ME WAIT"over time" YOU-ctr ANSWER. Response
THE-ctr LORD (<) GOOD*, (>) RIGHTEOUS.
THEREFORE HE-ctr WILLING SHOW"all" SINNER RIGHT WAY.
PEOPLE HUMBLE, HE-ctr LEAD FIND JUSTICE.
PLUS TEACH-"each"@rt HIS+-ctr. Response
EVERY WAY FIND LORD REQUIRE KINDNESS WITHOUT FAIL
TO THOSE-rt FOLLOW HIS-ctr COVENANT, EVERYTHING HE-ctr COMMAND.
THOSE-lf PEOPLE BOW-DOWN-TO HIM-ctr, HIS-ctr FRIENDS.
HIS-ctr COVENANT FOR-FOR? TEACH"each"@lf. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LIFT-UP-TO - (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.
SAVIOR - SAVE AGENT.
RIGHTEOUS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
THEREFORE - [bO] pokes a triangle of dots in the air like the mathematical symbol for "therefore".
SINNER - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest + AGENT. For an animated gif of the fist sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
COVENANT - AGREE RELATIONSHIP-WITH-God.
BOW-DOWN-TO - (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. Note: This may seem a strange translation of "bless", but theologically I don't see how we can bless God. The Hebrew this concept comes from is "baruch" and is related to "birkayim (knees)", in other words "bend the knee [to God]".
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
Lyrics (Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14):
Response: To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and for you I wait all the day. Response
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
and teaches the humble his way. Response
All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancy
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him,
and his covenant, for their instruction. Response