October 15, 1779, Storatuna, Dalarna, Sweden.

June 30, 1839, Uppsala, Sweden.

Norra Begravningsplatsen (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 (1837–39), but died before moving to his residence in Uppsala.

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

  1. Behold, the Joyful Day Is Nigh
  2. Den Mun Är Tyst, Som Bad Så Ömt
  3. Din Klara Sol Går Åter Upp
  4. Glädje utan Gud ej finnes
  5. Han Lefver! O Min Ande Känn
  6. Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice
  7. O Bride of Christ, Rejoice!
  8. Thine Agony, O Lord, Is O’er
  9. To Realms of Glory
  10. Var Hälsad, Sköna Morgonstund
  11. Vi Lova Dig, O Store Gud
  12. Watch, My Soul, and Pray