EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ANY PLACE YOU-ctr GO, ME WILL FOLLOW.
ANY PLACE YOU LIVE, THAT MY HOME.
DOESN'T-MATTER DAY BRING BLESSING OR SORROW.
DOESN'T-MATTER HOUSE TENT OR STONE.
TRUE HEAVEN ALWAYS OUR GOAL.
TRUE MOUNTAIN WE FACE MAYBE TALL.
ANY PLACE YOU GO, ME WITH YOU.
ME LEAVE YOU ALONE, NEVER.
2. ANYTHING YOU DREAM, TWO-OF-US TOGETHER.
HAPPEN STAR SUMMON YOU DURING NIGHT.
MAYBE DARK HIDE FUTURE FROM US.
BUT TOGETHER WE BECOME LIGHT.
LIKE ABRAHAM WITH WIFE WE STAND.
HAVE ONLY PROMISE WE BELIEVE.
BUT LEAD LIKE YOU DREAM, ME WILL FOLLOW.
DREAM WITH YOU, ME THRILLED.
3. DON'T WORRY YOU FAIL. ME WILL HELP YOU.
MAYBE (2h)#ALL OTHER FRIEND ESCAPE"each".
MAYBE ENEMY CONQUER OR BETRAY YOU.
OTHERS REVILE YOU, YOU FEEL SHAME.
HAPPEN HOME AND DREAM NOT ENOUGH.
YOU WANT GIVE-UP MY LOVE.
STILL ME WILLING RAISE-UP YOU.
TRUST ME FREQUENT YOU, THAT MY NAME.
4. HAPPEN FUTURE YOU DIE, ME THERE.
ME SING, COMFORT YOU ON YOUR BED.
ME TELL-STORY YOUR LIFE, HELP REMEMBER.
YOUR FEAR, YOUR DOUBT, ME WILL CALM-DOWN.
WE LIVE, WHEN JOURNEY FINISH END.
FOREVER OUR MEMORY TOGETHER.
OUR GRAVE SET-UP"each" TOGETHER.
NEW LIFE WE WAKE-UP START AGAIN.
5. ANY PLACE YOU GO, ME WILL FOLLOW.
NOTICE HOW OUR WORLD BECOME CLEAR.
WHAT POSSIBLE SHINY LIKE CITY.
TOGETHER WE NOT~NEED FEAR ANYTHING.
GO-AHEAD SPEAK WORD BRAVE AND TRUE.
MESSAGE MY HEART SPEAK TO YOU.
NOT NEED LIVE ALONE, ME PROMISE.
ANY PLACE YOU GO, ME THERE.
ANY PLACE YOU GO, ME THERE.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BLESSING - (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.
SORROW - SAD.
FACE - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
SUMMON - DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up.
LIGHT - Same sign as BRIGHT and CLEAR, that is, (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
ABRAHAM - [A] strikes between the thumb and forefinger of [B], like BOTHER, but a single movement. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Abraham (2).
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
CONQUER - (2h)[S], DPO > NDS, NDPO down, FOs away, are held with DH on top of NDH and DH strikes NDH wrist on dorsal side (from above) and nods while staying at wrist.
BETRAY - , PO > NDS, FO away, is held at the wrist of [B], PO > NDS, FO up, and NDH suddenly bends at wrist and moves > NDS. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Betray.
REVILE - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, then moves slightly > DS, then is thrown forward while opening to a . If the signer stands in for the person disregarded, the hand is thrown against the chest.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
FREQUENT - [Bb], PO > NDS, FO away, taps on , PO > DS, FO up, on thumb side.
COMFORT - Like COMFORTABLE but signed more slowly.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
DOUBT - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, alt. ascend and descend.
CALM-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend slightly, stop and then descend further.
JOURNEY - (2h)[V:], PO down, FO away, travels away in a spiral path.
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.
1. Wherever you go, I will follow,
Wherever you live is my home
Though days be of blessing or sorrow
Though house be of canvas or stone
Though Eden be lost to the past
Though mountains before us be vast
Wherever you go I am with you
I never will leave you alone.
2. Whatever you dream, I am with you
When stars call your name in the night.
Though shadows and mist cloud the future
Together we bear there a light
Like Abram and Sara we stand
With only a promise in hand
But lead where you dream, I will follow
To dream with you is my delight.
3. And though you should fall, you will find me
When no other friend can you claim
Thoses foes beat you down or betray you
And others desert you in shame
When home and dreams aren't enough
And you run away from my love
I'll raise you from where you have fallen
Faithful to you, is my name.
4. Wherever you die, I will be there
To sing you to sleep with a psalm.
To soothe you with tales of our journey
Your fears and your doubts I will calm
We'll live, when journeys are done,
Forever in mem'ry as one
And we will be buried together
And waken to greet a new dawn.
5. Wherever you go I will follow
Behold the horizon shines clear
The possible gleams like a city
Together we've nothing to fear
So speak with words bold and true
The message my heart speaks to you
You won't be alone, I have promised
Wherever you go, I am here
Wherever you go, I am here.