EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. YOUR CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, SAVIOR SAY.
IF (2h)YOU WANT BECOME MY DISCIPLE.
YOUR HEART MUST WILLING CROSS TAKE-UP-cross
AND HUMBLE FOLLOW ME.
2. YOUR CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, DON'T SCARED.
KNOW-THAT CROSS HEAVY AND (2h)YOU WEAK.
HE-lf (2h)GIVE-you-all STRENGTH, YOUR SPIRIT RAISE-UP.
SUPPORT YOUR HEART AND MAKE YOUR ARMS BRAVE.
3. YOUR CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, YOUR SHAME IGNORE.
YOUR FOOLISH HEART CALM-DOWN.
THE-lf LORD ACCEPT DEATH FOR (2h)YOU.
4. YOUR CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, COPY-lf HIS-lf STRENGTH
EVERYDAY CONFRONT DANGER BRAVE.
THAT GUIDE (2h)YOU BETTER HOME.
THAT LEAD (2h)YOU CONQUER DEATH.
5. YOUR CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, FOLLOW CHRIST.
DON'T LAY-DOWN-cross CROSS UNTIL (2h)YOU DIE.
WHY? ONLY IF CROSS (2h)YOU BEAR-CROSS,
CAN (2h)YOU HOPE WEAR-CROWN HIS-lf GLORY.
Notes: CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
PUT-ON-SHOULDER - (2h)[C] grasp shaft of imaginart cross and laid it upon the DS shoulder.
SAVIOR - SAVE AGENT.
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
DISCIPLE - D-FOLLOW AGENT.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
(2h)GIVE-you-all - (2h)[O^], POs up, FOs away, cross palms and open while separating hands.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
CALM-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend slightly, stop and then descend further.
CRUCIFIED - Thumbside of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa.
CALVARY - MOUNTAIN + POSITIVE held high as if it were a cross on top of the mountain just indicated.
CONFRONT - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs away, DH above NDH, hands moves away, then tilt until FOs are up.
LAY-DOWN-cross - Mime taking cross off shoulder and laying it down.
WEAR-CROWN - (2h)[L:] (like BIG) place crown on head.
GLORY - (2h), POs><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
1. Take up your cross, the Savior said,
If you would my disciple be;
Take up your cross with willing heart
And humbly follow after me.
2. Take up your cross, let not its weight
Fill your weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear your spirit up,
And brace your heart and nerve your arm.
3. Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
And let your foolish heart be still;
The Lord for you accepted death,
Upon a cross on Calvary's hill.
4. Take up your cross then in his strength,
And calmly everyday danger brave,
It guides you to a better home,
And leads you to victory o'er the grave.
5. Take up your cross and follow Christ,
Nor think 'til death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.
To hear the music (without words), go to Oremus Hymnal: Take up your cross.