1779–1839

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 15, 1779, Sto­ra­tu­na, Da­lar­na, Swe­den.

Died: June 30, 1839, Up­psa­la, Swe­den.

Buried: Norra Be­grav­nings­plat­sen (North­ern Ce­me­te­ry), Stock­holm, Swe­den.

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Biography

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.

Sources

Lyrics