EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
MUSIC SHOULD CHANGE, FIT"each" YOUR"all" HEART.
FEEL HAPPY, THANK-heaven. FEEL SAD, THANK-Heaven TOO.
RICH CAN LEARN FROM PEOPLE POOR.
NOT NEED PLAN+ EXACT WORD SAY.
COOPERATE FREE, NOT GIVE-IN DO'slow with frown'.
DIALOG-WITH-God GOD, (2h)YOU SHOULD FOLLOW GUT.
ENTHUSIASM NOT LEAD-TO SUPERFICIAL PRAISE.
INSIDE-SELF REALLY-WANT SHOW-SELF TRUE-BIZ LOVE.
LOVE CAN CONQUER ANY BLOCK.
BEHAVE SWEET CAN CAUSE STRONG ANGER MELT.
L-O-V-E, GOD SUPREME RESPECT.
LIKE SACRIFICE SMOKE RISE-TO-HEAVEN, GOD ACCEPT.
Notes: In this translation I try to follow the meter of the original: alternating iambic quadrimeter and iambic pentameter. For that reason I sometimes have inverted the line order, but not by more than one line.
GIVE-IN - [B], FO > NDS, puts palm on chest and slowly brings it forward and down so that it supinates (PO up) and the tongue is clucked once.
CONVERSE-WITH-God - COVERSATION with eyes up to God.
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GUT - Tap side with [B^], PO > signer, FO down.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
SHOW-SELF - Mime opening shirt as if baring the chest and one's inmost secrets.
TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.
CONQUER - (2h)[S], DPO > NDS, NDPO down, FOs away, are held with DH on top of NDH and DH strikes NDH at wrist while index and middle fingers shoot out suddenly.
BLOCK - PREVENT.
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.
SUPREME - (2h)[A], FOs away, DH starts below NDH and arcs around it until it is on top.
SACRIFICE - OFFER with hands lifted high.
RISE-TO-HEAVEN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, hands rise with wg.
Tune thy Musicke to thy hart,
Sing thy ioy with thankes, and so thy sorrow:
Though Devotion needes not Art,
Sometimes of the poore the rich may borrow.
Striue not yet for curious wayes:
Concord pleaseth more, the lesse 'tis strained;
Zeale affects not outward prayse,
Onely striues to show a loue vnfained.
Loue can wondrous things affect,
Sweetest Sacrifice, all wrath appeasing;
Loue the highest doth respect;
Loue alone to him is euer pleasing.
Tune your music to your heart,
Sing your joy with thanks and so your sorrow.
Though devotion need not art,
Sometimes of the poor the rich may borrow.
Strive not yet for curious ways:
Concord pleases more, the less it's strained.
Zeal affects not outward praise,
Only strives to show a love unfeigned.
Love can wondrous things affect,
Sweetest sacrifice all wrath appeasing.
Love the Highest does respect;
Love alone to Him is ever pleasing,
To hear the music (without words), go to Campion. Tune thy music to thy heart and click on "MIDI" near the bottom.