贝克斯特（Richard Baxter, 1615-1691），英国清教徒教牧及作家。
Preaching the Gospel
This called me out to work while it was day;
And warn poor souls to turn without delay:
Resolving speedily thy Word to preach,
With Ambrose I at once did learn and teach.
Still thinking I had little time to live,
My fervent heart to win men's souls did strive.
I preach as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men!
O how should preachers men's repenting crave
Who see how near the Church is to the grave?
And see that while we preach and hear, we die,
Rapt by swift time to vast eternity!
Richard Baxter, 1615-1691
English author, hymn writer, & preacher