EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. IF ME TALK MANY LANGUAGE SMOOTH, DOESN'T-MATTER ANGEL THEMSELVES TEACH-me ME, BUT LOVE CAN'T, TALK++ WORTHLESS. IF ME CAN PREDICT, UNDERSTAND WHOLE WORLD GENERAL, DOESN'T-MATTER MY FAITH CAUSE MOUNTAIN SHAKE, WITHOUT L-O-V-E ME NOTHING #AT-ALL.
Refrain: (<) L-O-V-E MEAN PATIENT; (>) L-O-V-E MEAN KIND. IF (2h)YOU HAVE L-O-V-E, TRUTH CAUSE CELEBRATE. L-O-V-E ACCEPT EVERYTHING, BELIEVE EVERYTHING, L-O-V-E HOPE EVERYTHING, PATIENT EVERYTHING. L-O-V-E FAIL NEVER.
2. IF ME GIVE-UP EVERYTHING ME OWN, WILLING MY BODY BODY-BURN, B-U-T LOVE CAN'T, BENEFIT NOTHING ME. FUTURE PREDICT STOP WILL. NOW HOLY SPIRIT ENTER-BODY (2h)SPEAKwg, MUCH-LATER END. KNOWLEDGE GONE CAN. NOT COMPLETE, DISSOLVE MUST. Refrain
3. DURING ME YOUNG, ME TALK, THINK, LIVE LIKE C-H-I-L-D. BUT NOW ME GROW-UP FINISH, IMMATURE ME PUSH-ASIDE. RIGHT-NOW MY KNOWLEDGE PERFECT, NOT. HAPPEN CHRIST COME-#BACK ME KNOW EVERYTHING RIGHT WILL. MEAN FAITH, HOPE, L-O-V-E, DISAPPEAR NEVER. MOST IMPORTANT WHICH? L-O-V-E. Refrain
Notes: SMOOTH - (2h), POs up, FOs away, move away while middle fingers slide down thumbs. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - smooth.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
SHAKE - (2h)[5:] are held like the outline of a mountain and shake side to side.
#AT-ALL - [A], PO away, FO up, moves > NDS and changes to [T], then moves > DS and changes to [L].
KIND - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs away, NDH is held close to heart and DH circles around it.
BODY-BURN - (2h), FOs up, place palms on chest and rise with wg.
ENTER-BODY - The sign ENTER is made very close to body.
MUCH-LATER - LATER is signed with one hand and moves far from the body.
COMPLETE - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Whole.
IMMATURE - [M], PO away, travels down palm of [B], PO away.
PUSH-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
RIGHT-NOW - NOW is signed repeatedly and emphatically with cs.
COME-#BACK-TO - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while changing to (2h)[C] and (2h)[K].
1. If I speak with the tongues of the earth, if the angels fill my mouth, yet do not have love, I am but a sound. If I prophesy and understand all things, if mountains shake by my faith, without love I am nothing at all.
Refrain: Love is patient; love is kind. Love rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, it hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
2. If I give away everything I own, give my body to be burned, yet do not have love, I gain nothing more. Prophecies will cease; tongues will be silent. Knowledge will be no more, the partial pass away.
3. When I was a child, I talked, thought, and live like a child. But now that I have grown, I have put these things aside. My knowledge is imperfect now, then I'll know as I am known: that faith, hope and love remain, and the greatest of these is love.