1711-1782

1711, Southwark, London, England.

February 19, 1782.

Wallin’s father, Edward Wallin, became pastor of the church at Maze Pond, Southwark, in 1703. A cripple from infancy due to a nurse’s carelessness, Benjamin was tutored by John Needham. For a while, he engaged in business, then directed his attention to Christian ministry. He preached his first sermon in 1780, and the following year became pastor of the church where his father had served, continuing in that pastorate the rest of his life.

Besides many occasional sermons, Wallin published several essays, and in 1750, Evangelical Hymns and Songs.

  1. Hail, Mighty Jesus!
  2. Rejoice, Ye Saints, in Every State
  3. Sing to the Lord, Ye Heirs of Faith
  4. Though Frightful Snares Beset Me Round
  5. When I the Lonely Tomb Survey