EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: LOVE EACH-OTHER LIKE ME LOVE (2h)YOU.
TAKE-CARE-OF EACH-OTHER LIKE ME TAKE-CARE-OF (2h)YOU.
SHARE YOUR"all" BURDEN. HELP EACH-OTHER HURT.
THAT WAY (2h)YOU KNOW ME COME-#BACK.
1. MY FRIENDS, (2h)YOU REALIZE WHAT ME DO?
ME WASH YOUR FEET WITH MY HANDS.
IF ME, YOUR"all" LORD, KNEEL YOUR"all" FEET,
(2h)YOU SHOULD WASH EACH-OTHER FEET LIKE ME DO FOR (2h)YOU. Refrain
2. HAPPEN WORLD HATE (2h)YOU, REJECT (2h)YOU,
MOCK HOW (2h)YOU TAKE-CARE-OF POOR,
HAPPEN THEY-rt PUT-IN-PLACE (2h)YOU PRISON, FORBID (2h)YOU SPEAK,
REMEMBER HOW THEY-rt PAY-ATTENTION ME. Refrain
Notes: ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BURDEN - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
COME-#BACK - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while changing to (2h)[C] and then (2h)[K].
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
WASH-feet - (2h)[A], POs down, FOs away, move in circles in the horizontal plane and slightly stooped.
PUT-IN-PLACE - [S], PO > NDS, FO away, places something under [B], PO down, FO > NDS.
Refrain: Love one another as I have loved you.
Care for each other, I have cared for you.
Bear each other's burdens. Bind each other's wounds;
and so you will know my return.
My friends, do you know what I have done for you?
I have washed your feet with my hands.
If I, your Lord, have knelt at your feet,
you should do at each other's feet as I have done for you.
When the world will hate you and revile you
when they laugh at your care for the poor,
when they hold you in darkness and imprison your tongues,
remember how they listened to me.
To hear a peformance of the refrain, go to Search Song Print | PRINTandPRAISE, and click on "Love One Another (Bob Dufford, SJ)".