EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: LIGHT SHINE-DOWN US TODAY. WHY? THE LORD BORN FOR US.
LORD HIMSELF-rt KING. ALL EARTH CELEBRATE SHOULD;
ISLAND EACH++ GO-AHEAD HAPPY.
HIS-rt JUSTICE, HEAVEN ANNOUNCE.
(2h)#ALL PEOPLE SEE HIS-rt GLORY CLEAR*. Response
LIGHT DAWN FOR PEOPLE JUST.
AND HAPPINESS FOR HEART UPRIGHT.
GO-AHEAD HAPPY ABOUT THE-rt LORD, (2h)YOU JUST,
AND THANK HIS-rt HOLY NAME. Response
Notes: GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
JUSTICE/JUST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, tap FT while moving in a horizontal circle.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
DAWN - SUNRISE.
UPRIGHT - Elbow of [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is struck against the fingers of NDH [B] held like part of TABLE.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
Lyrics (Psalm 97:1, 6, 11-12):
Response: A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory. Response
Light dawns for the just;
and gladness, for the upright of heart.
Be glad in the LORD, you just,
and give thanks to his holy name. Response