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Kanye’s Donda Album: Is It Christian Music?

Kanye's Donda Album: Is It Christian Music, The Antioch Report

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TL; DR: Kanye West’s anticipated Donda (named after his late Mother) album released on August 29 after being delayed several times since July 24, 2020. 

In 2019, Kanye West released an album titled Jesus is King, which turnt the whole Christian Gospel Music world, causing a lot of people who weren’t previously Kanye fans to crowd the hypothetical streets of Spotify wearing Yeezys to belt worship songs from his album every Sunday morning for months. 

Past lyrics from the 2019 Jesus is King album:

  1. “Jesus is Lord)Every knee shall bow. Every tongue confess. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord.” (Track: Jesus is Lord)
  2. “I bow down to the King upon the throne. My life is His, I’m no longer my own.” (Track: Closed on Sunday)
  3. “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.” (Track: God Is)

Ever since Kanye said he was “in complete service of God” in 2019, Christians have been eagerly awaiting another album drop while singing 🎶 “Closed on Sundays, you’re my Chick-fil-A.” 


The question remains: is Donda another Christian album? You listen and decide for yourself.

Lyrics from his 2021 Donda Album:

  1. “Well, Lord, I need You to wrap Your arms around me. Wrap Your arms around with Your mercy.” (Track: Lord I Need You)
  2. “My rugged cross and thorny crowns squeeze out Christ tears/ Thirty pieces of silver clout, my Pierre price tier/ It’s a war outside, it’s a war outside (Jesus)/ It’s like the last days of Sodom and Gomorrah outside (Lord).” (Track: Jesus Lord)

The early reviews of Donda are mixed, with some responses garnering heavy criticism for his featuring of controversial Marilyn Manson and DaBaby on stage at a recent listening party in Chicago’s Soldier Field (to perform Jail Part 2, a song they are both featured on in the album). Antioch Report thinks Donda definitely has a different vibe than Jesus is King, but the jury is still out.


“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:35

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Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk is the Managing Editor at The Antioch Report. A student and teacher of the Bible, he is a lover of theology, church history, and... TV. Follow him on Twitter @danielcberk. Daniel and his wife Courtney reside with their Bernedoodle in Charleston, SC.

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