American rapper, Kanye West, has finally released his much-anticipated gospel album ‘Jesus Is King,’ after weeks of back and forth with the release date.
The album was released on Friday, to the delight of Kanye’s fans and followers.
He wrote on his Twitter handle on Friday morning; “To my fans. Thank you for being loyal & patient. We are specifically fixing mixes on ‘Everything We Need’ ‘Follow God’ & ‘Water.’ We not going to sleep until this album is out,”
The album was released mid-day on Friday, containing 11 songs, that can be listened to in under half an hour.
The album contains Bible verses, references from Bible stories, and a continuous theme of praising God’s faithfulness.
In the song “Selah,” West sings the lyrics: “They say the week start on Monday / But the strong start on Sunday / Won’t be in bondage to any man / John 8:33 / We the descendants of Abraham / Ye should be made free / John 8:36 / To whom the Son set free is free indeed / He saved a wretch like me.”
In the song “God Is,” West sings: “Worship Christ with the best of your portions / I know I won’t forget all He’s done / He’s the strength in this race that I run / Every time I look up, I see God’s faithfulness / And it shows just how much He is miraculous / I can’t keep it to myself, I can’t sit here and be still / Everybody, I will tell ’til the whole world is healed.”
The song “Jesus Is Lord,” is a mere thirty seconds but contains the powerful lyrics: “Every knee shall bow / Every tongue confess / Jesus is Lord / Jesus is Lord / Every knee shall bow / Every tongue confess / Jesus is Lord / Jesus is Lord.”