EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ME SEE THE-lf LORD. ME alt.HEAR HIS-lf VOICE.
||: ME KNOW HE-lf LIVES. :||
DEATH CAN'T HURT ME NOW. FEAR CAN'T THREATEN FROM-NOW-ON.
OUR HEART FREE LOVE NOW. OUR LIVE FREE GIFT-TO"each".
1. THOSE-lf SPEAK TRUTH SOMETIMES SUFFER CHAINS
BUT GOD HIS-rt WORD LIBERATE #ALL-OF-US CAN.
2. IF WE DIE WITH CHRIST, WE RISE LIKE HIM-lf.
IF WE SHARE HIS-lf SUFFERING, WE REIGN WITH HIM-lf.
3. NONE LOVE MORE-THAN OUR SAVIOR.
HE-lf GIVE-UP~OFFER-UP HIS-lf LIFE FOR US.
4. THE-lf LORD ACCEPT PUT-ON OUR WEAK FLESH.
OUR FAITH CAN MAKE OUR LIFE SHOW"all" HIS-lf.
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
LIBERATE - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
RISE - GET-UP.
REIGN - CONTROL.
MORE-THAN - (2h)[B^], touch FTs, then DH moves up in an arc towards the signer and away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - more than.
SAVIOR - S-FREE AGEN.
GIVE-UP~OFFER-UP - Sign SURRENDER and then OFFER-UP.
PUT-ON - (2h), POs down, FOs away, alt. circle perpendicular to the chest with thumbs brushing against chest when they come hear the body.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Faith.
Refrain: I have seen the Lord, I have heard his voice,
and I know he lives, and I know he lives.
Death, where is you sting? Fear, where is your grip?
Hearts now free to love; lives now free to give.
1. Those who speak the truth, may be bound in chains;
but there is no chaining the Word of God.
2. If we die with Christ, we shall rise with him;
if we share his passion, we shall reign with him.
3. No greater love can there be than this;
to spend one's, life to give life.
4. In our fragile flesh, the dying of the Lord;
in our faithful living, his life revealed.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to I Have Seen the Lord.