EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: IF (2h)YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE FOR MY S-A-K-E, (2h)YOU WILL FIND I-T; IF (2h)YOU WANT SAVE YOUR LIFE, DISCONNECT*'let go'. YOUR CROSS, TAKE-UP. SELF, SUPPRESS. COME-ON FOLLOW ME.
1. IF (2h)YOU OWN WORLD, BUT GIVE-UP YOUR SOUL, CRAZY-FOR WORTHLESS. ||: WHAT CAN EQUAL YOUR SOUL? :|| Refrain
2. BEFORE ME COME-#BACK-TO-here, ME GIFT-TO (2h)YOU MY L-O-V-E. ||: (2h)YOU EXPERIENCE DEATH, DON'T. :|| Refrain
Notes: DISCONNECT*'let go' - Interlinked (2h)[F or 8] open and hands separate.
TAKE-UP - Mime picking up a cross and putting it over your shoulder.
SUPPRESS - (2h)[5:], POs > signer, FOs up, move down chest while closing to (2h)[S].
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
OWN - HAVE.
CRAZY-FOR - [5:], PO > singer, FO up, - shaken slightly from side to side.
WORTHLESS - (2h)[F], POs><, FOs away, touch side by side then separate rapidly while opening to (2h).
COME-#BACK-TO-here - (2h)[Bb], POs > signer, FOs up, move > signer while curling and straightening to (2h)[K].
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
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.