But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
But be not thou far from me, O Lord,....
See Gill on "Psalms 22:11";
O my strength; Christ as God is the mighty God, the Almighty; as Mediator, he is the strength of his people; but, as man, God is his strength; he is the man of his right hand, whom he has made strong for himself, and whom he has promised his arm shall strengthen,
Psalms 80:17; and therefore he addresses him in this manner here, saying,
haste thee to help me; his help was alone in God his strength; there were none that could help him but he, and he seemed to stand afar off from helping him, Psalms 22:1; and his case being so distressed, as is represented in the preceding verses, it required haste.