EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: (Role play Jesus throughout song.) ME LEAVE-TO-SIDE (2h)YOU NEVER. IDEA~LIKE PARENT ME TAKE-CARE-OF (2h)YOU . ME #BACK-TOGETHER (2h)YOU . SOON #ALL-OF-US TOGETHER. PLUS THREE-OF-US~TRINITY WITH (2h)YOU . (<) (2h)YOU INCLUDE-INSIDE-SELF, (>) ME INCLUDE~(2h)YOU .
1. IF (2h)YOU LOVE ME, FOLLOW MY COMMAND. MEAN GOD BREATH-IN-THEN-OUT~SETTLEwg. HIS SPIRIT BRING-FROM-Heaven TRUTH. Refrain
2. IF (2h)YOU FOLLOW MY COMMAND, (2h)YOU KNOW ME WILL. MY SPIRIT, ME SEND STAY WITH (2h)YOU FROM-NOW-ON FOREVER. Refrain
3. SOON WORLD SEE ME NO MORE. UNDERSTAND (2h)YOU SEE ME STILL. BECAUSE ME LIFE, (2h)YOU LIVE FOREVER CAN. Refrain
Notes: (Role play Jesus throughout song.) - Look down a bit to show that Jesus is speaking to the congregation during the song.
LEAVE-TO-SIDE - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, hands descend slightly to one side to show something being left behind.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which - signed smoothly right afterwards.
#BACK-TOGETHER - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held at respective sides. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
THREE-OF-US~TRINITY - THREE-OF-US is blended with the sign for TRINITY - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below , PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to . For an animated gif of TRINITY, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.:
INCLUDE-INSIDE-SELF - [C], hold FT against the chest and the DH moves like INCLUDE but moves > chest and enters the NDH.
BREATH-IN-THEN-OUT~SETTLEwg - (2h)[5^] thumbs are held at nostrils and the fingers CLOSE to (2h)[O^], pause, then spread out to (2h)[5^] again + (2h), POs down, FOs away, move down with wg.
FROM-NOW-ON - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, DHFT touches knuckle side of NDHFT and moves away in a downward arc.
Refrain: I will never leave you, I will not leave you orphaned;
I'll come back to you, Soon you will be with me,
and I'll be one with God,
and you in me, and I in you.
1. If you love me and keep my commands,
God will send you the breath of life, the bringer of truth.
2. You will know me if you keep my commands.
My Spirit I will give to be with you, throughout all time.
3. In a little while the world will no longer see me,
But you will see me; because I live, you too shall live.