EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: ME SING ABOUT THE-rt LORD GENEROUS FOREVER.
GOD COVENANT WITH PERSON HE-rt CHOSE.
GOD CROSS-HEART TO HIS-rt SERVANT KING-DAVID:
(role play > lf) FOREVER ME PROMISE YOUR CHILDREN
GET POWER THROUGH YOUR THRONE, PASS-DOWN. (end role play) Response
GOD BLESS THEM-ctr SO-MUCH THEY-ctr HAPPY SHOUT.
THEY-ctr ENJOY YOUR-rt FACE face-SHINY SHINE-DOWN, LORD.
YOUR NAME CAUSE THEM-ctr CELEBRATE ALL-DAY.
YOUR-rt JUSTICE MEAN THEY-ctr ADVANCED. Response
(role play > lf) PERSON ME CHOSE-lf WILL SAY, (role play > rt)
YOU MY HEAVENLY-FATHER, MY GOD, FOUNDATION, MY SAVIOR.
(role play > lf) ME KIND WITH YOU FOREVER.
MY COVENANT WITH YOU UPRIGHT. Response
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GENEROUS - (2h)[O^] alt. touch heart with FT while PO is > signer, then twist so that PO is up and open to .
COVENANT - AGREE RELATIONSHIP-WITH-God.
CROSS-HEART - NDH [B] is raised and DH crosses heart with [open 8].
KING-DAVID - D-KING.
THRONE - SIT + (2h)[B:], POs down, FOs away, behave as if they were on the arms of a throne.
PASS-DOWN - (2h)[O^], circle around each other from the shoulder and moving forward, but the action is stop and go.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
SHOUT - (2h)[5:], POs > signer, FOs up, rise from mouth while twisting at wrists.
face-SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs > face, hands twist as wrists while moving away from face.
SHINE-DOWN - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
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.
JUSTICE - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - 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.
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.
SAVIOR - S-FREE AGENT.
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
UPRIGHT - Elbow of [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is struck against the fingers of NDH [B] held like part of TABLE.
Lyrics (Psalm 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29):
Response: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations. Response
Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
At your name they rejoice all the day,
and through your justice they are exalted. Response
He shall say of me, "You are my father,
my God, the rock, my savior."
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm. Response