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 had not moved to his residence in Uppsala before he died.

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

  1. Behold, the Joyful Day Is Nigh
  2. Din Klara Sol Går Åter Upp
  3. Glädje utan Gud ej finnes
  4. Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice
  5. O Bride of Christ, Rejoice!
  6. To Realms of Glory
  7. Var hälsad, sköna morgonstund
  8. Vi Lova Dig, O Store Gud
  9. Watch, My Soul, and Pray