EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: HAPPEN ME HAVE TROUBLE, STAY WITH ME, LORD.
IF THE-rt SUPREME PROTECT (2h)YOU LIKE CASTLE,
IF ALMIGHTY PREVENT SUNSHINE MAKE (2h)YOU EXHAUSTED,
TELL-rt THE-rt LORD, (role play) YOU-rt MY PLACE ESCAPE LIKE FORTRESS.
ME TRUST YOU-rt, MY GOD. Response
NOTHING EVIL CAN HAPPEN TO (2h)YOU.
BOTHER APPROACH YOUR TENT, CAN'T.
GOD COMMAND HIS-rt ANGEL ABOUT (2h)YOU.
THEY-ctr GUARD (2h)YOU, EVERY PLACE (2h)YOU TRAVEL. Response
ANGELS THEY-ctr LIFT-UP (2h)YOU.
DON'T-WANT YOUR FEET DASH-AGAINST STONE.
STEP-ON SNAKE, STEP-ON RATTLER, WORRY NONE.
(2h)YOU CRUSH LION, DRAGON CAN. Response
THE-rt LORD SAYS, (role play) ME MAKE-TOP-PRIORITY PROTECT HIM-lf. WHY? HE-lf RECOGNIZE MY NAME.
HE-lf WILL CALL-ON ME, AND ME ANSWER WILL.
IF OPPRESSED, ME SUPPORT.
ME SAVE HIM-lf AND GIFT-TO-lf GLORY.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SUPREME - (2h)[A], FOs away, DH starts below NDH and arcs around it until it is on top.
CASTLE - (1) (2h)[V:], POs away, FOs up, hands separate and descend a number of times to show the castle walls. (2) (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up, DH is brought down with a sudden stop like erecting a strong tower and then the NDH does the same. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Castle.
ALMIGHTY - COMPLETE POWERFUL, that is, (2h)[B^], DH circles around and lands in the palm of NDH, PO up, FO > DS + FT of [C] strike biceps and immediately pull away. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.
EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.
FORTRESS - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, strike the whole length of the forearms together like TABLE then DH is held under NDH and the arms strike again.
EVIL - (2h), wg while moving repeatedly > forehead. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Satan.
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
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.
DASH-AGAINST - Slam heel of DH palm into NDH palm.
STEP-ON - (2h)[B], POs down, DH FO away, steps on NDH FO > DS, like stepping on someone's foot.
RATTLER - "R" like shaking tail.
CRUSH - (2h), FOs ><, press palms together and twist as if crushing something.
DRAGON - [5^] is held at mouth and wiggles fingers while moving away twice.
MAKE-TOP-PRIORITY - [S], PO > NDS, FO away, is held below , PO > signer, FO > DS, and DH pass the FTs and ends up above NDH.
OPPRESSED - DH [B], PO down, FO > NDS, pushs down on [S], PO > DS, FO away, which is held against chest.
Lyrics (Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15):
Response: Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress,
my God in whom I trust." Response
No evil shall befall you,
nor shall affliction come near your tent,
For to his angels he has given command about you,
that they guard you in all your ways. Response
Upon their hands they shall bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the asp and the viper;
you shall trample down the lion and the dragon. Response
I will set him on high because he acknowledges my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in distress;
I will deliver him and glorify him. Response