Born: Oc­to­ber 15, 1779, Sto­ra Tu­na, Da­lar­na, Swe­den.

Died: June 30, 1839, Upp­sala, Swe­den.

Buried: North­ern Cem­e­te­ry, Stock­holm, Swe­den.

Wallin is prob­ably the best known of Swed­ish hymn­ists. Son of an ar­my ser­geant, he at­tend­ed the Uni­ver­si­ty of Upp­sa­la and was or­dained as a min­is­ter in 1806. He even­tu­al­ly rose to be­come the Arch­bi­shop of Upp­sa­la and pri­mate of Swe­den. He served as arch­bi­shop 1837-1839, but had not moved to his res­i­dence in Upp­sa­la be­fore he died.

Wallin’s 1819 hymn­al was used well into the 20th Cen­tu­ry.

Sources

Hymns

  1. Behold, the Joyful Day Is Nigh
  2. Din Klara Sol Går Åter Upp
  3. Glädje utan Gud ej finnes
  4. Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice
  5. Jesus, Lord and Precious Savior
  6. O Bride of Christ, Rejoice!
  7. To Realms of Glory
  8. Var hälsad, sköna morgonstund
  9. Vi Lo­va Dig, O Store Gud