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In chapter 13, we reach the conclusion of the interview between the Lady Spirit and the Dwarf/Tragedian Ghost. The Dwarf shrinks into nonexistence upon choosing his “self-made misery” over the joy of Heaven. The Lady returns, in unaltered perfection of love and joy to the procession that celebrates her. Upon the reunion, the “Bright Spirits” come forward to receive her and sing something that sounded very familiar when I read it:

“The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her
She is the bird that evades every net: the wild deer that
leaps every pitfall.
Like the mother bird to its chickens or a shield to the
arm’d knight: so is the Lord to her mind, in His
unchanging lucidity.
Bogies will not scare her in the dark: bullets will not
frighten her in the day.
Falsehoods tricked out as truths assail her in vain: she sees
through the lie as if it were glass.
The invisible germ will not harm her: nor yet the glittering
A thousand fail to solve the problem, ten thousand choose
the wrong turning: but she passes safely through.
He details immortal gods to attend her: upon every road
where she must travel.
They take her hand at hard places: she will not stub her
toes in the dark.
She may walk among Lions and rattlesnakes: among
dinosaurs and nurseries of lionets.
He fills her brim-full with immensity of life: he leads her
to see the world’s desire.”

I’m certains other have caught this before (in fact, a brief Google search shows that they have), but it was still fun to realize that, in the Bright Spirits’ song, Lewis was giving us his paraphrase of Psalm 91:

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.’

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made┬áthe Lord your dwelling place –
the Most High, who is my refuge –
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”