EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. FULL alt.HAPPY'joy', WE ADORE YOU, GOD HAVE GLORY, LORD SEND L-O-V-E.
YOU OUR SUNSHINE, WE YOUR FLOWER. OUR HEART INSPIRED BLOOM FOR YOU.
OUR SIN LIKE CLOUD BLOCK YOU SHINE; PLEASE MAKE DARK MELT AWAY.
GIFT-us HAPPY CONTINUE FOREVER, MAKE OUR DAY FILL-UP BRIGHT.
2. (2h)#ALL YOU THRILL AROUND YOU. (<) EARTH, (>) HEAVEN, REFLECT YOUR LIGHT.
(<) STAR, (>) ANGEL SING AROUND YOU. CENTER PRAISE YOU WITHOUT END.
FIELD, FOREST, VALLEY, MOUNTAIN, FLOWER SCADS-OF, SEA SHINY.
BIRD SING, WATER SPRAY-UPWARDS. (2h)#ALL SUMMON US CELEBRATE YOU.
3. (<) YOU alt.GIFT-TO"each", (>) YOU FORGIVE"each". YOU BLESS US, WE BOW-DOWN-TO YOU.
YOU CAUSE OUR LIFE HAPPY. OUR REST HAPPY, DEEP LIKE SEA.
(<) CHRIST OUR BROTHER, (>) YOU OUR HEAVENLY-FATHER, (2h)#ALL PEOPLE LOVE EACH-OTHER YOURS.
TEACH-us US BETTER LOVE EACH-OTHER. LIFT-UP US HAVE L-O-V-E LIKE YOURS.
4. COME-ON PEOPLE SING TOGETHER, MORNING STAR CAN TEACH-us US HOW.
GOD HIS LOVE CONTROL OUR ACTION, HIS INFLUENCE HELP-us COOPERATE.
ALWAYS SING, WE MARCH CONTINUE, (<) CONFLICT, (>) CHALLENGE WE BEAT CAN.
MUSIC alt.HAPPY'joy' LEAD US LOOK-UP, OUR SONG DECLARE OUR LIFE WIN.
Notes: alt.HAPPY'joy' - For variety's sake, I sign "joy" like HAPPY, but with hands alt. their motion, and I mouth "joy."
ADORE - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
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.
BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
SHINE - [O^] is held high PO > signer; hands open to [5^] while moving > signer.
FILL-UP - DH [B], PO down, rises until it slaps bottom of NDH, PO down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - maximum.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
REFLECT - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to .
FIELD - FOOD GROW THEREABOUTS.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many beings.
SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.
SPRAY-UPWARDS - (2h)[O^] touch FTs and open to (2h)[5^] while moving upwards.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
BOW-DOWN-TO - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, are held like the final position of GIVE-UP, then bend these arms twice while bowing at wa
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.
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.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
MARCH - (2h) bend at wrist and straighten out hands as if marching forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: March.
1. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
2. All thy works with joy surround thee; earth and heaven reflect thy rays.
Stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.
3. Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest.
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine.
Teach us how to love each other. Lift us to the joy divine.
4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began.
Love divine is reigning o'er us, binding all within its span.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife.
Joyful music leads us sunward, in the triumph song of life.
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music: J and click on "Joyful, joyful we adore you (not the instrumental)."