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 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. Vad Röst, Vad Lfuj­lig Röst Jag Hör
  12. Vi Lo­va Dig, O Store Gud
  13. Watch, My Soul, and Pray