Joel Hawes, in 1854, wrote ” The sermons of Rev. Robert Walker, in two volumes, I regard as among the best in the language. Thoroughly evangelical in doctrine; deeply imbued with the spirit and phraseology of the scriptures; logical in arrangement; perspicuous in style, and faithful in application,—they may be recommended as models of correct sermonizing to young ministers, and to all as replete with Biblical instruction, and of excellent use for general religious reading.”
The eminent author of the following discourses was at the time of his death and had been for near thirty years, pastor over the High Church of Edinburgh. For nearly twenty-five years he was a colleague with the celebrated Dr. Blair. He died on the 4th of April, 1783, immediately after
preaching in the morning, in apparently his usual health.
Walker, ” This, it must be confessed, is a gloomy subject ; but gloomy as it is, we must not forbear to press it on your attention. The same God who commands us to say to the righteous, It shall be well with him, commands us likewise to deliver this awful warning : ” It shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow ; because he feareth not before God.”