The song's opening lines ("God is King, we the soldiers. Ultrabeam out the solar") link to the opening lines of the Life of Pablo
track "Ultralight Beam
." That cut found West rapping about trying to maintain his faith and looking to God to help him. While The Life of Pablo
was Ye's most faith-based album at the time, it still contained the standard rap tropes of profane language, explicit sexual references and braggadocio. Jesus Is King
showcases West's spiritual transformation, as he concentrates on Christian themes and eradicates all vulgar lyrics.