Born: October 15, 1779, Storatuna, Dalarna, Sweden.
Died: June 30, 1839, Uppsala, Sweden.
Buried: 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.