EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: LORD, YOUR-rt WORDS OFFER SPIRIT AND LIFE.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt LAW PERFECT,
SOUL FEEL FRESH;
THE-rt LORD COMMAND, TRUST CAN.
E-V-E-N KNOW-NOTHING OBEY, SEEM WISE. Response
LORD HIS-rt PRINCIPLES RIGHT*.
CAUSE HEART REALLY-WANT CELEBRATE.
THE-rt LORD COMMAND CLEAR.
ALLOW US SEE WORLD NEW WAY. Response
BOW-DOWN-TO LORD MAKE PURE,
CONTINUE FOREVER CAN.
THE-rt LORD HIS-rt RULES SHOW"all" TRUTH.
HELP PEOPLE JUST. Response
PRAY WORDS ME USE AND WHAT MY HEART THINK
LEAD ME BECOME YOUR-rt FAVORITE.
LORD, YOU-rt MY FOUNDATION, PAY-OFF MY SIN DEBT. Response
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KNOW-NOTHING - [F], PO > NDS, FOs up, move hand side-to-side slightly at midforehead.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
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]".
PURE - like NICE but the DH moves backwards slightly on the palm, pauses, then moves forward rapidly to show intensity.
JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
PRAY - (2h)[B] press palms together and circle vertically normal (perpendicular) to the torso.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
Lyrics (Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15):
Response: Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple. Response
The precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eye. Response
The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just. Response
Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
find favor before you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Response