EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: PRAISE THE-rt LORD. PEOPLE POOR, HE-lf RAISE-UP.
GO-AHEAD PRAISE HIM-lf, (2h)YOU"all" SERVANT FOR LORD.
PRAISE LORD HIS-lf NAME.
BLESS LORD HIS-lf NAME FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER. Response
THE-lf LORD SUPREME MORE-THAN (2h)#ALL NATION.
HIS-lf GLORY MORE-THAN HEAVEN.
WHO LIKE THE-lf LORD OUR GOD,
HIMSELF-lf SIT-THRONE FAR-AWAY.
HE-lf WILLING BECOME LOWLY
COMMUNICATE ANGEL AND PEOPLE HERE EARTH. Response
GARBAGE DUMP-OUT, SOME PEOPLE LIVE THEREABOUTS, HE-lf LIFT-HIGH.
BEFORE LOWLY, THEY-rt BECOME ADVANCED.
NOW SIT WITH PRINCE CAN.
WITH PRINCE RULE PEOPLE. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
ALLELUIA! - CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting them.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
SUPREME - (2h)[A], FOs away, DH starts below NDH and arcs around it until it is on top.
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].
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
SIT-THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
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.
DUMP-OUT - (2h)[C] dump out an imaginary container.
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.
PRINCE - P-KING.
RULE - CONTROL.
Lyrics (Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8):
Response: Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.
Praise, you servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.
Blessed be the name of the LORD
both now and forever. Response
High above all nations is the LORD;
above the heavens is his glory.
Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high
and looks upon the heavens and the earth below? Response
He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor
to seat them with princes,
with the princes of his own people. Response