EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Antiphon: J-E-H-O-V-A-H HIS-rt L-O-V-E CONTINUE FOREVER.
WE TRUST HIM-rt CAN UNTIL TIME BECOME NEW*.
J-E-H-O-V-A-H HIMSELF-rt LOVING GOD
J-E-H-O-V-A-H WE DEPEND-ON-rt CAN.
1. (role play to Abraham on lf) DON'T FEAR, ME WITH YOU.
ME WILL BECOME YOUR SHIELD.
GO-AHEAD LEAVE YOUR HOME LAND.
ME SHOW YOU YOUR NEW HOME. Antiphon
2. (role play to lf) ME CHOOSE YOU BECOME MY PEOPLE.
ME WILL BECOME YOUR GOD.
ME WILL BLESS YOUR NAME FOREVER.
ME PREVENT YOUR ENEMY HURT YOU. Antiphon
3. (role play to lf) LOOK-UP AND SEE SKY.
COUNT STAR SCADS-OF IF YOU CAN.
YOUR NAME MORE-THAN WILL.
MORE-THAN (2h)#ALL STARS YOU CAN SEE. Antiphon
4. (role play to lf) SCAN LAND ROUND-ABOUT YOU.
RAIN"sta" MAKE FOOD OVERFLOW.
YOU NOT~NEED TRAVEL FROM-NOW-ON.
HERE BECOME YOUR HOME. Antiphon
Notes: LOVING - LOVE+.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SHIELD - [S] is held as if holding shield and FT of  traces a circle where the shield would be.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
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.
SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.
MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
SCAN - [V], PO down, FO away, scans the horizon from NDS to DS.
ROUND-ABOUT - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
TRAVEL - [V:], PO down, FO away, moves away in a curvy path.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - from now on.
Antiphon: Yahweh's love will last forever,
his faithfulness till the end of time.
Yahweh is a loving God.
Yahweh, the faithful one.
1. Have no fear, for I am with you;
I will be your shield.
Go now and leave your homeland,
for I will give you a home.
2. You shall be my chosen people,
and I will be your God.
I will bless your name forever
and keep you from all harm.
3. Look up and see the heavens
and count the stars if you can.
Your name will be even greater,
greater than all these stars.
4. See now the land before you,
rich with food and rain.
No longer must you wander,
for this will be your home.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Others MIDI and click on "Yahweh the Faithful One".