EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: IF (2h)YOU DIE FOR MY S-A-K-E, (2h)YOU WILL FIND ETERNAL LIFE; IF (2h)YOU WANT SAVE YOUR LIFE, LET-GO. YOUR"pl" CROSS PUT-ON-SHOULDER, alt.ME SET-ASIDE: COME-ON, FOLLOW ME, FOLLOW ME.
1. IF (2h)YOU HAVE EVERYTHING (2h)THIS WORLD, BUT YOUR SOUL GONE, #DO-DO? ||: WHAT CAN EQUAL YOUR SOUL? :|| Refrain
2. BEFORE ME COME-#BACK-earth WITH GLORY, ME alt.GIFT-TO"each" (2h)YOU MY L-O-V-E: ||: (2h)YOU NOT NEED EXPERIENCE DEATH. :|| Refrain
Notes: (2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ETERNAL - FOREVER.
LET-GO - (2h)[F] interlink thumbs and index fingers and then let go and pull apart.
PUT-ON-SHOULDER - (2h)[C] grasp shaft of imaginart cross and laid it upon the DS shoulder.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
(2h)THIS - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands descend 1x or 2x.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
COME-#BACK-earth - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while changing to (2h)[C] and (2h)[K].
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.
alt.GIFT-TO"each" - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs > the recipents, hands move together from NDS to DS.
Refrain: If you lose your life for my sake, you will find it; if you want to save your life, let it go. Take up your cross, deny yourself: Come, follow me, follow me.
1. How will you profit by gaining the world, while you forfeit all of your life? What will you give in return? What will you give in return?
2. Before I return in glory, I will give you the gift of my love: you will never taste death, you will never taste death.