EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: HEAVENLY-FATHER, MY SPIRIT ME TRUST YOU-rt TAKE-CARE-OF.
YOU-rt, LORD, YOURSELF PLACE ME ESCAPE, HIDE CAN.
NOT ALLOW ME EXPERIENCE SHAME.
YOUR-rt SENSE JUSTICE SAVE ME, PLEASE.
MY SPIRIT ME TRUST YOU-rt TAKE-CARE-OF.
MY SIN DEBT, YOU-rt PAY-OFF WILL. LORD, GOD WORTH TRUST. Response
KNOW-THAT (2h)#ALL MY ENEMY MANY-LOOK-AT-me MOCK-me.
MY NEIGHBORHOOD BELLY-LAUGH, ME HUMILIATED. MY FRIENDS REFUSE-RESPONSIBLE.
THEY-rt NOTICE ME GET-AROUND, #DO-DO? DISAPPEAR.
PEOPLE FORGET ME LIKE RELATIVE DIE LONG-AGO.
ME IDEA-LIKE DISH THROW-DOWN BREAK-INTO-PIECES. Response
STILL ME LOOK-FORWARD YOU-rt HELP, LORD.
ME ANNOUNCE YOU-rt MY GOD.
MY FUTURE DEPEND YOUR-rt ACTION. SAVE ME
MEAN MY ENEMY CONTINUE TORTURE ME, CAN'T. Response
PLEASE LOOK-DOWN-ON-me, YOUR-rt FACE SHINE-DOWN-ON YOUR-rt SERVANT.
YOU-rt KIND, WILLING SAVE ME.
(2h)YOU LOOK-FORWARD LORD HELP,
GO-AHEAD BRAVE, ACCEPT PEOPLE OPPOSE (2h)YOU. Response
Notes: HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SENSE - [B^] taps DS waist.
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.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
MANY-LOOK-AT-me - (2h), POs down, FOs away, turn hands so that the FO is > signer's face.
HUMILIATED - NDH holds lower arm of [S], PO away, FO up; DS arm slides down through NDH's grasp until the DH touches the NDH's fingers.
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
REFUSE-RESPONSIBLE - (2h)[open 8], brush off shoulders with middle fingers.
GET-AROUND - (2h), POs > signer, circle around each other while both hands move > DS.
RELATIVE - R-FRIEND.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
DISH - (2h)[bC], POs ><, FOs away, show outline of horizontal plate.
THROW-DOWN - Mime dashing a plate against the floor.
BREAK-INTO-PIECES - BREAK SPREAD.
ACTION - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, circle symmetrically in a plane parallel to the chest.
TORTURE - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs > person tortured, DH slides against the top of the NDH, then change dominance and repeat.
SHINE-DOWN-ON - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hand opens to [5^] while moving > signer.
SERVANT - SERVE AGENT.
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
Lyrics (Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25):
Response: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God. Response
For all my foes I am an object of reproach,
a laughingstock to my neighbors, and a dread to my friends;
they who see me abroad flee from me.
I am forgotten like the unremembered dead;
I am like a dish that is broken. Response
But my trust is in you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God.
In your hands is my destiny; rescue me
from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors." Response
Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your kindness.
Take courage and be stouthearted,
all you who hope in the LORD. Response