EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: GOD, IDEA-LIKE SHEPHERD. ME L-A-C-K NOTHING.
GOD, IDEA-LIKE SHEPHERD. ME L-A-C-K NOTHING.
ME REST GRASS THEREABOUTS.
PASS WATER CALM-WAVES, HE-rt LEAD ME.
INSIDE-SELF SOUL FEEL PEACE. Response
HE-rt HELP-me FOLLOW RIGHTEOUSNESS
FOR S-A-K-E HIS-rt NAME.
E-V-E-N HAPPEN ME EXPERIENCE VALLEY DEATH,
ME NOT FEAR EVIL. WHY? YOU-rt SUPPORT+ ME.
(<) YOUR-ctr ROD, (>) YOUR-ctr STAFF,
HELP ME BRAVE. Response
YOU-rt OFFER BANQUET
DURING MY ENEMY WATCH-me.
WITH O-I-L YOU-rt ANOINT MY HEAD.
MY CUP OVERFLOW. Response
TRUE-BIZ YOUR-ctr (<) KINDNESS, (>) HAVE-MERCY-ON-me, FOLLOW ME
EVERY-DAY ME LIVE.
ME STAY WITH GOD HIS-rt HOUSE
FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER. Response
Notes: IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GO-FOR-WALK - [F], PO down, FO away, is held bent at the wrist, then repeatedly moves in steps while straoghtening, then bending.
CALM-WAVES - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands move like the surface of relatively calm water.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
RIGHTEOUSNESS - Elbow of DH [S] is placed firmly against the backhand of NDH [B], PO down.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
ROD - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, are held with DH above and touching NDH. DH moves upwards.
STAFF - (2h)[F], POs > DS, FOs away. Hands are held with thumbsides touching. DH moves > NDS then > DS in C shape, like a shepherd's crook.
BANQUET - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
KINDNESS - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
HAVE-MERCY-ON-me - (2h)[open 8], POs > signer, hands move in vertical circles normal (perpendicular) to the chest. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mercy - 2.
Lyrics (Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6):
Response: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul. Response
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff
that give me courage. Response
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows. Response
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come. Response