EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: LORD COME FOR-FOR? RULE EARTH JUST.
EARTH SHOULD SING TO GOD POW*.
GO-AHEAD PRAISE USE HARP.
HAPPEN APPROACH GOD SELF RULE, #DO-DO?
BLOW-TRUMPET, BLOW-RAM'S-HORN. Response
OCEAN SHOULD CRASH-ON-SHORE.
EVERYTHING LIVE WATER SHOUT,
WORLD WITH EVERYTHING LIVE THEREABOUTS.
RIVER SHOULD CLAP-HANDS. Response
MOUNTAIN SING HAPPY.
WHY? GOD COME RULE EARTH.
HE-rt COME RULE JUST.
RULE PEOPLE RIGHTEOUS. Response
Notes: JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
POW* - Touch ear with index finger then (2h)[S], PO down, FO away, move antisymmetrically from side to side while mouthing "pow". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - thunder.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
BLOW-TRUMPET - The ancient valveless trumpet is meant: (2h)[S], are held DH in front of NDH at mouth, and expand cheeks moving head forward.
BLOW-RAM'S-HORN - (2h)[S] is held close to the lips as if blowing a shofar (ram's horn). The DH, which is further from the mouth, moves away and up, changing to a [5:] in imitation of the shofar's shape.
CRASH-ON-SHORE - (2h)[B], POs down, DH FO > NDS, moves > NDH, strikes with palm and wgs while running over the shore line, mouth "pow" and withdraw.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
RIGHTEOUS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
Lyrics (Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9):
Response: The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
sing joyfully before the King, the LORD. Response
Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the world and those who dwell in it;
let the rivers clap their hands,
the mountains shout with them for joy. Response
Before the LORD, for he comes,
for he comes to rule the earth,
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with equity. Response