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 ) ( 89:21 ) ; 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 Psalms 22:11 ) ; and his case being so distressed, as is represented in the preceding verses, it required haste.