EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: ME INSIDE MY MOTHER UP-TO-NOW, YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME STRENGTH.
YOU-rt LORD, MY PLACE HIDE.
DON'T ALLOW HAPPEN ME ASHAMED.
YOUR-rt JUSTICE HELP-me ME ESCAPE ENEMY.
ACCEPT MY PRAYER AND SAVE ME. Response
BECOME FORTRESS FOR ME.
STONE CASTLE ALLOW ME SAFE.
KNOW-THAT YOU-rt MY MOUNTAIN FORTRESS.
PEOPLE WICKED, MY GOD HELP ME NOT SUFFER. Response
YOU-rt, LORD, ALLOW ME HOPE.
GROWING-UP ME TRUST GOD ALWAYS.
DAY ME BORN FROM-THEN-ON ME DEPEND+-ON-God.
RECENT BORN UP-TO-NOW YOU-rt GIFT-TO-me STRENGTH. Response
MY MOUTH ANNOUNCE YOU-rt JUST.
EVERYDAY ME INFORM"all" ABOUT YOUR-rt SALVATION.
GOD, YOU-rt TEACH-me GROW-UP.
UP-TO-NOW ME ANNOUNCE YOUR-rt MIRACLE. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GIFT-TO-me - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist > signer to show that something is given as a gift.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
JUSTICE/JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
PRAYER - (2h)[B] press palms together and circle vertically normal (perpendicular) to the torso.
FORTRESS - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, strike the whole length of the forearms together like TABLE then DH is held under NDH and the arms strike again.
CASTLE - (2h)[V:], POs away, FOs up, hands separate and descend a number of times to show the castle walls. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Castle.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
WICKED - (2h) are held at forehead level and move towards the forehead several times while wg but do not touch the forehead with an evil facial expression.
GROWING-UP/GROW-UP - [B], PO down, FO away, rises from a low level to show the top of the head becoming taller.
FROM-THEN-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.
MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
Lyrics (Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15,17):
Response: Since my mother's womb, you have been my strength.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
incline your ear to me, and save me. Response
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked. Response
For you are my hope, O Lord;
my trust, O God, from my youth.
On you I depend from birth;
from my mother�s womb you are my strength. Response
My mouth shall declare your justice,
day by day your salvation.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds. Response