July 28, 1857, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England.

October 5, 1940, Blue Point, Long Island, New York.

Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York.


Ballington was the son of Will­iam Booth and Cath­er­ine Mum­ford, and husband of Maud Charles­worth.

He commanded the Salvation Army in Aus­tral­ia (1885–87) and Amer­i­ca (1887–96).

In 1896, after policy disagreements with his father, he left the Salvation Army and founded Volunteers of Amer­i­ca, serving as its president for 44 years.

Booth’s works include:

  1. Cross Is Not Greater, The
  2. God Shed His Light from Heaven
  3. Have You Received the Holy Power?
  4. I’ve Found the Pearl of Greatest Price
  5. O Why Have You Carried Your Burden?
  6. Over and Over
  7. There’s Never a Day Passes over the Earth
  8. Waters of Jordan May Roll, The
  9. When the Chariot Is Lowering
  10. Wrestling Now, My Lord, with Thee