EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. WE WAIT IN DARK, HUNGRY LIGHT COME.
HUNGRY TRUTH, WE LOOK-TO-lf,hi YOU-lf,hi.
MAKE US YOUR-lf,hi #OWN, YOUR-lf,hi HOLY PEOPLE.
WE HELP OUR WORLD SEE CLEAR.
Refrain: CHRIST, YOU-lf,hi OUR LIGHT! INSIDE-SELF OUR HEART.
SHINE-DOWN-ON-us DARK DISSOLVE.
CHRIST, YOU-lf,hi OUR LIGHT! SHINE-DOWN-ON
YOUR-lf,hi CHURCH GATHER HERE TODAY.
2. OUR WORLD HAVE TROUBLE: WE HUNGRY PEACE.
MANY DESPAIR, HUNGRY HAVE HOPE.
ONLY YOUR-lf,hi WORD HAVE POWER SAVE US.
HELP US BECOME YOUR-lf,hi MESSENGER. Refrain
3. MANY ALSO HUNGRY: REALLY-WANT FOOD.
MANY STILL THIRSTY: REALLY-WANT WATER.
MAKE US YOUR-lf,hi BREAD. BREAK US FOR OTHER++.
SHARE"each" UNTIL WHOLE WORLD SATISFIED. Refrain
4. SOME HAVE NO HOME: HUNGRY PROTECTION.
MANY FEEL COLD: SEARCH+ PLACE WARM.
MAKE US YOUR-lf,hi BUILDING, PROTECT OTHER++.
WE WALL HAVE STONE ALIVE. Refrain
5. HAVE PEOPLE MANY, EACH++ HAVE SKILL.
HAVE PEOPLE MANY THEIR-lf HEART NEED FIND PLACE.
HELP-us US LEARN SERVE EACH-OTHER
THAT HELP YOUR-lf,hi KINGDOM SPREAD. Refrain
Notes: LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
#OWN - Fingerspelled but it twists > signer when the "W" is produced.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
SHINE-DOWN-ON - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
GATHER - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
DESPAIR - SAD++.
MESSENGER - (2h)[F] interlink slightly as they separate and close twice + AGENT.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
OTHER++ - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away; twist wrist repeatedly while moving in a horizontal circle.
WHOLE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of COMPLETE, see ASL Pro: Whole.
ALIVE - Brush palms of (2h)[A] up the torso and beyond.
KINGDOM - KING + , PO down, FO away, circles horizontally. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Kingdom.
1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
Light for the world to see.
Refrain: Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light! Shine in your Church
2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us
Make us your living voice.
3. Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
Shared until all are fed.
4. Longing for shelter people are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
Walls made of living stone.
5. Many the gifts, many the people,
Many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
Making your kingdom come.
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