Easter

British Sign Language (BSL) translations for words and phrases related to Easter. Our videos are presented by Deaf BSL users who are practising Christians. The presenting team includes professional translators and interpreters, church leaders, and tutors.

A prayer in British Sign Language following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

A prayer in British Sign Language (BSL) following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Agony

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Agony. Extreme suffering of body, mind or spirit. In his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus embodied all the griefs, sins and suffering of humankind.

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Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! translated into British Sign Language (BSL) with spoken English interpretation and captions, for Easter.

You can find Easter related terminology translated into BSL in our Easter category.

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Alleluia/Hallelujah

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Alleluia/Hallelujah. Alleluia (Greek) and Hallelujah (Hebrew) combine the word for praise with part of Yahweh’, a form of the Hebrew name for God, giving: ‘Praise you, God’. Commonly used as a shout of acclamation and adoration.

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Amazing Grace in BSL

Amazing Grace translated into British Sign Language

Amazing Grace – lyrics sheet

Key: D Major rising to Eb Major

The first of our Easter music videos is now available for download, along with a lyric sheet.

Amazing Grace
Signed by Fatimo Olubakin
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Sung by Hollie Cassar
Audio recorded and produced by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Performance and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

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Blameless

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blameless. Innocent.

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Blaspheme / Blasphemy

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blaspheme / Blasphemy. Speaking or acting in a way that shows no respect for God or a religion. Signed here as specifically against God.

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Blood

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blood. An essential bodily fluid for humans and many other animals.

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Bray

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bray. Animal cries, especially loud or insistent ones. Sometimes used (disparagingly) about an individual’s voice or manner of speaking.

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Buried (Jesus)

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for Buried (Jesus). After his death, Jesus’ body was taken by Jospeh of Arimathea and placed in his own, unused tomb.

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Calvary

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Calvary. Traditionally believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified. Calvary is sometimes used to mean the whole act of crucifixion of Jesus.

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Cast lots / Casting lots

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cast lots / Casting lots. A method of selecting a person; making a decision or discerning the will of God. Small objects, such as stones with markings on them, may have were throw (cast) into a small area with the result being interpreted, or each person choosing one, to determine an outcome.

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Christ The Lord Is Risen Today in BSL

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today translated into British Sign Language

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today – lyrics sheet

Key: C Major

The third of our Easter music videos is now available for download, along with a lyric sheet.

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
Signed by Fatimo Olubakin
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke
Drums by Andy and Jess McGlasson
Audio recorded and produced by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Performance and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

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We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our music videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Crowing / Crows (Sound)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crowing / Crows (Sound). The sound made by a cockerel.

Bible references include: Matthew 26:34, Mark 13:35, and Luke 22:61

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Crown of Thorns

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crown of Thorns. Boughs from a long thorned bush, twisted into a garland and placed on Jesus’ head before he was led away to be crucified.

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Crucifixion / Crucified / Crucify

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crucifixion / Crucified / Crucify. Crucifixion, the death penalty to which Jesus was condemned, involved the accused being tied or nailed to wooden structure and left to hang. Death was usually due to exhaustion and asphyxiation, but death could take several days.

See also: Crucifix and Cross (Cruciform) and Crucifixion / Crucified Upside down and Processional Cross

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Death / Dead / Died

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Death / Dead / Died. No longer living.

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