EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: JESUS FINISH TELL-us US. WE alt.SEE HIS-lf FACE AND TAKE-IN HIS-lf WORDS, ALIVE IN OUR HEART. (role play Jesus) LIVE IN MY LOVE WITH ALL YOUR"all" HEART. KNOW-THAT HEAVENLY-FATHER LOVE ME, ME LOVE (2h)YOU SAME.
1. ME IDEA-LIKE VINE. (2h)YOU MY BRANCHES. IF (2h)YOU LIVE INSIDE-SELF ME YOUR FRUIT GROW WILL. (end role play) Refrain
2. (2h)YOU MY FRIENDS, IF (2h)YOU FOLLOW MY COMMANDMENT. SLAVE NO-MORE. ME CALL (2h)YOU FRIENDS. (end role play) Refrain
3. BEST LOVE IN WORLD "WHAT"? ME CRUCIFIED FOR (2h)YOU. ME GIVE-UP LIFE FOR (2h)YOU MY FRIENDS. Refrain
Notes: TAKE-IN - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, thumbs point at eye level and move several times > signer while FT wg, not thumbs. The positioning of the hands show that it could be to take it in visually or aurally.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
IDEA-LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which - signed smoothly right afterwards.
VINE - Start like GROW and hands pronate (twist to POs away) and become (2h)[5:]. For a movei fo this sign, go to Dictionary of Sign (ASL) - vine.
BRANCHES - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held along side one another and touching. The DH moves away and branches out to the DS inseveral different directions to show the plural, while the NDH does not move.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
COMMANDMENT - C-LAW.
NO-MORE - (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.
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
CRUCIFIED - Thumbside of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa.
Refrain: We have been told. We've seen his face and heard his voice alive in our hearts. "Live in my love with all your heart. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you."
1. "I am the vine; you are the branches, and all who live in me will bear great fruit."
2. "You are my friends, if you keep my commands, no longer slaves; I call you friends."
3. "No greater love is there than this: to lay down one's life for a friend."
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI music: W and click on "We have been told."