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The collection entitled Pieśni Nabożne [Hymns], published for the first time in Supraśl in
1792 belongs to the most important publications of the religious output of Franciszek Karpiński.
These hymns were - apart from numerous typically poetic editions - printed in prayer and
songbooks, both Catholic as well as Evangelic. This study is a part of a larger research work into
the reception of the religious output of the ‘poet of the heart’, and reveals the response of his
hymns and psalms in the printed matters of Cieszyn of the 19th century for both religions. All
available sources of texts and melodies are considered in the work, and particularly those of discussed
hymns. Fifteen source-transmissions, including four Evangelic ones, were distinguished
this way. Moreover, the most important comparative sources of the times were used in the work.
The researches confirmed the vivid reception of the religious output of Franciszek Karpiński
in the prayer and songbooks of Cieszyn of the 19th century. Eighteen pieces of the forty-
-nine-piece collection of the whole collection of Hymns are used in the research work, which
constitutes over one-third of the whole collection.The fact of inclusion of the discussed pieces in Evangelic collections, and especially the seven hymns in the Songbook of Heczka, is telling. Kiedy ranne wstają zorze. Boże z twoich rąk tyjemy, Wszystkie nasze dzienne sprawy. Bóg sią rodzi are the most popular songs written by
Karpiński. The resource of psalms is mainly associated with Sunday and Virgin Mary vespers,
that belong to the Liturgy of Hours of the Catholic Church. Starting from the anonymous Songbook
of 1865, the translation of psalms of Karpiński has been consequently included in other
songbooks, and were sometimes entitled Nieszpory wierszem ułożone. The annex included in the
article presents the detailed results of the research.