Songs, Hymns, and Carols in British Sign Language

Songs, hymns, and carols in British Sign Language (BSL) signed by Deaf Christians. Click the purple & white play buttons on the players below to watch the videos. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

I Stand Amazed (My Saviour’s Love) in BSL

I Stand Amazed (My Saviour’s Love) translated into British Sign Language

I Stand Amazed (My Saviour’s Love) – lyric sheet

Key: G Major

This music video is available for download, along with a lyric sheet.

I Stand Amazed (My Saviour’s Love)
Signed by Fatimo Olubakin
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke
Strings by Chris Orton
String arrangement by John Wilson
Audio recorded and produced by David Luke
Words and music by Charles H. Gabriel, 1905 (Public Domain)

Audio and video recordings copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

There Is A Green Hill in BSL

There Is A Green Hill translated into British Sign Language

There Is A Green Hill – lyrics sheet

Key: G Major

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

There Is A Green Hill
Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by Anon
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

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

My Song Is Love Unknown in BSL

My Song Is Love Unknown translated into British Sign Language

My Song Is Love Unknown – lyrics sheet

Key: Eb Major

The sixth of our Easter music videos is My Song Is Love Unknown. Due to rights administration issues we’re unable to make this video available for download. However it is available to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Iy4j-mpNDQI

My Song Is Love Unknown
Signed by Fatimo Olubakin
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke & ‘Soul’
Piano by John Wilson
Audio recorded and produced by David Luke
With thanks to Tim Bonser
Tune: Love Unknown by John Ireland (1879–1962)
Original words: public domain

Performance and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

On That Friday We Call “Good” in BSL

On That Friday We Call “Good” translated into British Sign Language

On That Friday We Call “Good” – lyrics sheet
On That Friday We Call “Good” – sheet music

Key: C Major


On That Friday We Call Good – information sheet

ACCESSIBILITY: The information sheet contains a written description of the music. Written for Deaf people who have an interest in music, it’s also perfect for schools and others who’d like to know more about how the music is used to complement the story told in the song. The sheet also includes the credits and more information about the writers and the band.


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The fifth of our Easter music videos is now available for download, along with a lyric sheet and sheet music for you to use in your own church, school, choir, or band.

On that Friday We Call “Good”
Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke
Strings by Chris Orton
String Arrangement by John Wilson
Drums by Andy McGlasson
Music and lyrics by David Luke & John Wilson
Written in association with Tom Pearson
and with thanks to Brian Pearson and Gill Behenna
Recorded and produced by David Luke
Music and lyrics copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Performance and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

ACCESSIBILITY: Written description of the music

We start the song stripped back and bare. The focus here is on the opening lyrics (John Wilson); allowing the song to breathe. The Conga drums represent Jesus’ steady and painful walk to Calvary. Reminiscent of a marching drum; the feeling of movement, a journey.

As the story progresses, we build to a crescendo, not just in volume but intensity, as we’re guided through the chapters of the story. 

Mary’s grief is echoed in the wailing solo violin that haunts verse three. The string arrangement (John Wilson) is performed by Chris Orton with sensitivity and intimacy. The violin is renowned for its singing tone. It can be delicate or abrupt, making it the perfect vehicle in story telling. The strings support, echo, and at times copy the melody line. Chris Orton layered 12 violins creating the feel of an orchestral string section. The only solo violin we hear is in verse three, the voice of Mary.

The middle eight: ‘Cause no-one else has loved me, has loved me quite the same…’ is an opportunity for worship and reflection. A simple phrase that allows us to meditate on what God/Jesus has done for us. The repetition gives the worshipper time to do that without being distracted by anything too busy. We take a moment here to summarise the song, both musically and lyrically. We pare back the instruments and gradually increase the momentum.

The drums build to spur us on, until by the last repeat, the drummer (Andy McGlasson) uses the tom-toms to reflect the march at the start of the song reminding us of the whole story, the journey we’ve just taken, the journey Jesus took. That Jesus is the alpha and omega. The beginning and the end.

John Wilson – Composer, arranger, performer, and a retired music educator with over 40 years’ experience.
Chris Orton – Has written six musicals, four plays, and toured with Sir Cliff Richard and The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Andy McGlasson – Has played live/recorded with artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, One Direction, Lionel Richie, Josh Groban, Seal, Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Bublé, Jon Bon Jovi, The Bee Gees, Take That, Michael Bolton, Sir Cliff Richard, and many more.
David Luke – Singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Has toured the UK and Europe as backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sir Cliff Richard.

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

Thine Be The Glory in BSL

Thine Be The Glory translated into British Sign Language

Thine Be The Glory – lyrics sheet

Key: D Major

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

Thine Be The Glory
Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke
Strings by Chris Orton
Drums by Andy 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

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

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

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross in BSL

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross translated into British Sign Language

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – lyric sheet

Key: D Major

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

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Vocals by David Luke
Audio recorded and produced by David Luke
Strings/string arrangement – Chris Orton
Original words and music: public domain
Performance and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2021

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

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

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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.

New videos coming this Easter

Amazing Grace, Thine Be The Glory, There Is A Green Hill, My Song Is Love Unknown, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, all in British Sign Language signed by Deaf Christians with specially commissioned musical & vocal arrangements & recordings. Created for use in your online and in-building services, groups, assemblies, workshops, and Bible studies without the need for additional music licenses.

We started work on the music this week, and the translation work will get underway soon. We’ll let you know via this newsletter as soon as videos are ready for download.

We’re also very excited to announce that we’ve commissioned a brand new Easter song, written especially for Christian BSL. More on that soon!

Christian BSL Carol Service

The Christian BSL at Christmas Carol Service. Led in British Sign Language by Deaf Christians, with spoken English interpretation and captions. Originally broadcast 4:30pm Saturday 19th December 2020 on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube

In A Town Called Bethlehem in BSL

In A Town Called Bethlehem in British Sign Language

In A Town Called Bethlehem is our brand new children’s carol, written and composed especially for Christian BSL. This wonderfully catchy song, based on the nativity story, is perfect for Christingle services, all-age worship, carol services, crib services, Sunday schools, children’s groups, nurseries, primary schools, and family Christmases!

But there’s more! Whether you want to play along, sing along, sign along, or just sit back an enjoy we’ve got a version for you. We’ve made all the following available for download: the lyric sheet, the sheet music for piano and guitar, a version of the video without lead vocals, and a version without any music or vocals at all! Great for school choirs, music groups, bands, sing and sign groups, and so many more.

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

In A Town Called Bethlehem lyric sheet


Also available for download (find out how):
PDF: Sheet music for piano and guitar
Video: Complete Version with BSL, captions, music, and full vocals; video
Video: Silent Version with BSL and captions
Video: Backing Version with BSL, captions, backing track, and backing vocals

Coming soon for download: a video with BSL, captions, instrumental tune and backing track


Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Performed by David Luke
Music by David Luke
Lyrics by John Wilson
In association with Tom Pearson
and thanks to Kathryn Pearson and Gill Behenna.

Written and composed 2020. Music, lyrics, musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Our commission of music, lyrics, musical arrangement, vocal arrangement, performance, and recording of In A Town Called Bethlehem included a buy out in the contract which means that Christian BSL holds the rights in their entirety. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. You may photocopy/replicate the lyric sheet and sheet music without any additional licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Joy To The World in BSL

Joy To The World in British Sign Language

Joy To The World lyric sheet

Key: D major

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Silent Night in BSL

Silent Night in British Sign Language

Silent Night lyric sheet

Key: C major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Christmas Clothing

LAUNCHED: Our Mighty to Save and Christmas is just the beginning tshirts and hoodies for children and adults. As always, all our clothing is made with 100% organic and vegan-friendly materials and inks, in safe working conditions with fair pay, printed in the UK in a renewable energy factory, and sent in plastic-free packaging. Available now at shopchristianbsl.com

O Holy Night in BSL

O Holy Night in British Sign Language

O Holy Night lyric sheet

Key: A major

Signed by Veronica Stewart
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring John Wilson on piano

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

O Little Town Of Bethlehem in BSL

O Little Town of Bethlehem in British Sign Language

O Little Town Of Bethlehem lyric sheet

Key: F major

Signed by Veronica Stewart
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke and John Wilson
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

In The Bleak Midwinter in BSL

In The Bleak Midwinter in British Sign Language

In The Bleak Midwinter lyric sheet

Key: F major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring John Wilson on piano

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks in BSL

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks in British Sign Language

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks lyric sheet

Key: G major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

O Come All Ye Faithful in BSL

O Come All Ye Faithful in British Sign Language

O Come All Ye Faithful lyric sheet

Key: G major changing to Ab major for last verse.

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in BSL

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in British Sign Language

Hark The Herald Angels Sing lyric sheet

Key: G major

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring Chris Orton on violin
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

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 Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

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