About "Be Ye Clean"
(Isaiah 52:11 / Doc & Cov 133:5)
President Gordon B. Hinckley gave a powerful talk entitled "Be Ye Clean" (April 1996, Gen. Priesthood Session) that impressed me. He later wrote a book entitled "Way to Be" which includes a chapter on "Be Clean."
I've always treasured the peace that comes from living a clean, moral, virtuous life and wanted that for my children. At the time Pres. Hinckley's talk was given, I only had three boys: Bry (6), Steve (5) and Josh (1 1/2). Six years later whenI wrote this song we had had a baby girl, Jaclyn.
How I wanted my children to live clean, virtuous lives. Not only for peace of mind, but for the power one feels with that choice and the blessings of the temple one obtains.
This song has just a few phrases, but the message of staying clean for your future family (spouse and children) is a powerful one. A decision one would not regret!
Lyrics to "BE YE CLEAN"
Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Be ye clean in every way.
Be ye clean, be clean in body, mind and word, for you will meet the man or woman of your dreams someday.
Be clean, and you'll behold divinity reflects in you. His voice is heard, "Be Clean."
Be clean for your posterity depends so much on you. The choices is yours, be clean.
(Note: Intro repeats and then song repeats.)