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"Clean" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's guitarist and vocalist Bob Hartman. The song was released in 1985 as part of the band's seventh album, Beat the System.

LyricsEdit

Words and music by Bob Hartman

You may see me stumble, you may see might fall
You may see me cornered with my back against the wall
Maybe incognito, maybe out to lunch
Maybe caught red-handed or maybe just a hunch

(Chorus)
I'm clean, clean, clean before my Lord
I'm clean, clean, clean before my Lord
Like a spotless lamb, I'm blameless in His sight
With no trace of wrong left to right
I'm clean, clean, clean

Kneeling in the closet begging daily bread
There may be a skeleton hanging overhead
Where are my accusers, nowhere to be found
They all dropped their stones when the Master came around

I've missed the mark I can't deny it
I don't condone or justify it
But I've donen othing that His blood can't wash away
When I take it to the cross and start to pray

CreditsEdit

Other versionsEdit

Live versionsEdit

"Clean" was the third song in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. Also, the song was featured in the 2011 live album Back to the Rock Live by Classic Petra.

RemakeEdit

In 2010, the song was remade and recorded by Classic Petra in the album Back to the Rock. This version features John Lawry on keyboards.

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