EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: IF PEOPLE POOR SUMMON LORD, HE-rt HELP-ctr WILL.
ALWAYS ME THANK THE-rt LORD.
EVERDAY HIS-rt PRAISE ME EXPRESS+.
MY SOUL SENSE GLORY FROM THE-rt LORD.
WHY? PEOPLE LOWLY alt.HEAR, BECOME HAPPY WILL. Response
PEOPLE OFF-PATH-lf&rt, LORD CONFRONT-lf
FOR-FOR? DESTROY-lf. THEIR-lf NAME GONE.
HAPPEN PEOPLE JUST SUMMON, THE-rt LORD PAY-ATTENTION-TO-rt.
ANYONE FEEL STRESS, LORD SAVE WILL. Response
PEOPLE TOUCHED, SAD, LORD COME CLOSE.
PEOPLE FEEL-SMALL, HE-rt SAVE.
THE-rt LORD PAY-OFF DEBT HIS-rt SERVANT,
AND NONE THEM-rt IF TRUST HIM-rt NEED GUILTY. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SENSE - [open 8] is drawn up the chest in one long movement. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sense (1).
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.
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.
OFF-PATH-lf&rt - DH [S], PO > NDS, flicks finger > NDS from off , PO > NDS, FO up. Then DH flicks > DS.
CONFRONT - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs away, DH above NDH, hands moves away, then tilt until FOs are up.
JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
STRESS - DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away.
FEEL-SMALL - [C], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at midchest and closes to [O^]. You can hold [B], PO down, FO > DS underneath it.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
Lyrics (Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23):
Response: The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad. Response
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.
When the just cry out, the Lord hears them,
and from all their distress he rescues them. Response
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
The LORD redeems the lives of his servants;
no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in him. Response