EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: DON'T ALLOW YOUR(plural) HEART FEEL TROUBLE.
HAVE FAITH ABOUT ME.
ME GO HEAVEN PLAN PLACE FOR (2h)YOU.
FINISH ME BRING (2h)YOU #BACK-TO-heaven.
MEAN (2h)YOU ALWAYS WITH ME.
1. GOD HIS-rt HOUSE HAVE MANY SPECIAL
PLACE FOR YOU ALONE LIVE SAFE.
(2h)YOU KNOW WAY ME WANT LEAD (2h)YOU.
BECOME LOST, ME SHOW RIGHT WAY.
2. HAVE ONE* WAY, ONE* TRUTH, ONE* LIFE.
ONLY THROUGH ME, CAN (2h)YOU KNOW SAME-AS-me.
IF (2h)YOU KNOW ME, SEE VISION CAN.
IF (2h)YOU SEE ME, (2h)YOU SEE YOUR GOD.
3. WORDS ME SPEAK, NOT ONLY FROM SELF.
KNOW-THAT YOUR GOD LIVES INSIDE-SELF ME.
IF (2h)YOU BELIEVE ME SAME-AS YOUR GOD,
HAPPEN (2h)YOU CALL, ME PROVIDE WILL.
Notes: 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.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
#BACK-TO-heaven - (2h)[B], POs > rt and hi, FOs up; the hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards rt and hi.
ONE* - , PO > signer, FO up, moves away with a snap.
VISION - (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h) while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
Refrain: Do not let your hearts be troubled,
have faith in me.
I will go forth to prepare a place for you,
then I'll come back to take you with me,
that where I am, you may also be.
1. In God' house there are many places
for you alone to dwell in safety.
You know the way to where I'll lead you,
if you are lost, I will show the way.
2. I am the way, the truth and the life,
only through me can you know what I know.
If you knew me, you would see the vision,
if you see me, you see your God.
3. The words I speak are not only of myself,
it is your God who lives within me.
If you believe that your God and I are one,
I will provide when you call my name.