EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ME COME-TO EARTH (2h)YOU SERVE ME?
NOT-THAT. ME COME SERVE (2h)YOU. HOW? MY LIFE OFFER GOD.
IF (2h)YOU WANT ADVANCED, #DO-DO?
||: LIVE HUMBLE AS SERVANT. :||
1. (2h)YOU WILLING SUFFER LIKE ME FINISH?
IF GOD BAPTIZE (2h)YOU LIKE HE-rt BAPTIZE ME,
||: WILL (2h)YOU LIVE RIGHT? :||
2. IF (2h)YOU WANT SIT NEXT-TO ME, SIT-ON-rt
SIT-ON-lf, ME GIFT-TO (2h)YOU CAN'T.
WHY? HEAVENLY-FATHER DECIDE (2h)LONG-AGO.
||: IF (2h)YOU SUCCEED. :||
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
NOT-THAT - (2h), POs away, FOs up, wave from side to side symmetrically.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
BAPTIZE - (2h)[A dot], POs ><, FOs away, both hands are tipped to one side so that the thumbs point > NDS, then > upwards. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Baptize.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
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.
Refrain: For I have come not to be served but to serve;
To give my life.
If you wish to be the first you must seek
To be a servant, to be a servant.
1. Can you drink the cup that I must drink;
Are you willing?
Can you be baptized like I have been baptized?
Are you able? Are you able?
2. For to sit at my right hand or at my left,
Is not for me to give.
But for those for whom it has been prepared,
It will be given. It will be given.