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