Here is a list of the hymns beginning with A (according to Hymnary.org, which occasionally has a counterintuitive twist on things) that appear in all five of the core set of hymnals:
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing EIN FESTE BURG (Isometric) (Discussion thread on text and tune at Facebook) Abide with me, fast falls the eventide EVENTIDE Alas! And did my Savior bleed MARTYRDOM (MARTYRDOM, HUDSON etc. @ FB) All creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! CORONATION All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100TH (Original) Amazing grace, how sweet the sound NEW BRITAIN Angels from the realms of glory REGENT SQUARE Angels we have heard on high GLORIA Away in a manger, no crib for a bed MUELLER
Here is a list of the hymns (beginning with A) in the five core hymnals that in my considered but not finally dictated opinion ought to be included in the final songlist of the Hymn Sing hymnal:
My first run-through of the texts beginning with A in the five-hymnal base yields 47 FIRST LINES I'm inclined to want in the hymn sing hymnal. In the following list, the numbers before each first line entry indicate how many of the 5 base hymnals it's in; if there are two or three numbers, that indicates how many of the hymnals contain each of the two or three tunes it's set to; where a "first line" (i.e. hymn text) is only in one of the five, the letter after the number specifies which: C = Christian Life Hymnal; H = Hymnal for Worship & Celebration; L = Lutheran Book of Worship; P = Presbyterian Hymnal; U = United Methodist Hymnal.
1 P / 1 L A hymn of glory let us sing DEO GRACIAS / LASST UNS ERFREUEN 1 L A lamb goes uncomplaining forth AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON 5 A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing EIN FESTE BURG (Isometric) (Discussion thread on text and tune at Facebook) 1 H A pilgrim was I, and a-wand'ring SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY 1 L A stable lamp is lighted TOLLEFSON 2 A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord KIRKPATRICK 5 Abide with me, fast falls the eventide EVENTIDE 4 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended HERZLIEBSTER JESU 5 / 3 Alas! And did my Savior bleed MARTYRDOM / HUDSON (MARTYRDOM, HUDSON etc. @ FB) 1 P All beautiful the march of days FOREST GREEN 5 All creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN 2 All for Jesus, all for Jesus! All my being's ransomed pow'rs CONSTANCY 2 All glory be to God on high ALLEIN GOTT IN HER HÖH' 2 All glory, laud, and honor, to Thee, Redeemer, King ST. THEODULPH 5 / 4 / 2 All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! CORONATION / DIADEM / MILES LANE 5 All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100TH 1 H All praise to Him who reigns above BLESSED BE THE NAME 1 U All praise to our redeeming Lord ARMENIA 1 H All praise to thee, for thou O King divine ENGELBERG 3 All praise to thee, my God, this night TALLIS' CANON 2 Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to heav'n and voices raise HYMN TO JOY 4 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne HYFRYDOL 3 Am I a soldier of the cross? A foll'wer of the Lamb? ARLINGTON 5 Amazing grace, how sweet the sound NEW BRITAIN 1 P An upper room did our Lord prepare O WALY WALY 1 U And are we yet alive DENNIS 3 And can it be that I should gain SAGINA 5 Angels from the realms of glory REGENT SQUARE 5 Angels we have heard on high GLORIA 2 Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go I CAN SAFELY GO 2 “Are ye able,” said the Master, “to be crucified with Me?” BEACON HILL 2 Arise, my soul, arise! Shake off thy guilty fears LENOX 1 U Arise, shine out, your light has come DUNEDIN 1 P Arise, your light is come! FESTAL SONG 1 P As a chalice cast of gold INWARD LIGHT 1 C As longs the deer for cooling streams MARTYRDOM 1 C As the deer pants for the water AS THE DEER 4 As with gladness men of old DIX 2 Ask ye what great thing I know HENDON 1 L At the cross, her station keeping STABAT MATER 1 C At the Lamb's high feast we sing, praise to our victor'ous King SALZBURG 3 At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow KING'S WESTON 2 Awake, my soul, and with the sun MORNING HYMN 1 U Awake, O sleeper, rise from death MARSH CHAPEL 5 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed MUELLER 3 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed CRADLE SONG 1 L Hail thee, festival day! SALVE FESTA DIES
Finally, here are the 52 items that appear in one or more of the five core hymnals that I do not think probably ought to be included in the final Hymn Sing hymnal:
3 All who love and serve your city CHARLESTOWN 3 A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing EIN FESTE BURG (Rhythmic) 3 Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David's royal Son ST. THEODULPH 3 A charge to keep I have BOYLSTON 2 As when the shepherd calls his sheep BICENTENNIAL 2 Alleluia, Alleluia ALLELUIA (Sinclar) 2 All my heart this night rejoices WARUM SOLLT' ICH MICH DENN GRÄMEN 2 According to Thy gracious Word, in meek humility MANOAH 2 All my life-long I had panted for a drink from some cool spring SATISFIED 2 All the way my Savior leads me ALL THE WAY 1 H "Abba Father, Abba Father" ABBA FATHER 1 H All my tomorrows, all my past LORD OF ALL 1 H All power is given unto Me GO YE 1 H All praise to our redeeming Lord AZMON 1 H All praise to thee, for thou O King divine SINE NOMINE 1 H Alleluia, Alleluia! The majesty SOLI DEO GLORIA 1 H Alleluia! Born is the King of Kings NATIVITY CANON 1 H Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead RESURRECTION CANON 1 H Almighty Father give us a vision GOD'S PEOPLE 1 H And I shall see Him face to face SAVED BY GRACE 1 H Another year is dawning AURELIA 1 H As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord WE WILL SERVE 1 H As the hart longs for flowing streams APPALACHIA 1 H At the name of Jesus ASHLYNE 1 L Abide with us, our Savior CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN 1 L All depends on our possessing ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN 1 L All hail to you, O blessed morn! WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET 1 L All praise to you, eternal Lord GELOBET SEIST DU 1 L All praise to you, O Lord GARELOCHSIDE 1 L All who love and serve your city BIRABUS 1 L Almighty God, your Word is cast ST. FLAVIAN 1 L Amid the world's bleak wilderness GRANTON 1 L And have the bright immensities KINGSFOLD 1 L Arise, my soul, arise! NYT YLÖS, SIELUNI 1 L Around you, O Lord Jesus O JESU, ÄN DE DINA 1 L As pants the hart for cooling streams MARTYRDOM 1 L As saints of old their first-fruits brought REGWAL 1 L At the Lamb's high feast we sing SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT 1 L Awake, my heart, with gladness AUF, AUF, MEIN HERZ 1 L Awake, O Spirit of the watchmen DIR, DIR, JEHOVA 1 L Once again my heart rejoices FRÖHLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN 1 U All my hope is firmly grounded MICHAEL 1 U All things come of thee, O Lord OFFERING 1 U And God will raise you up on eagle's wings ON EAGLE'S WINGS 1 U As man or woman we were made SUSSEX CAROL 1 U As the sun doth daily rise INNOCENTS 1 U As the thirsty earth looks to heaven VIETNAM 1 U Ask and it will be given you PRAYER CANTICLE 1 P All praise to God for song God gives SACRED SONG 1 P As deer long for the streams, O Lord ROCKINGHAM 1 P As morning dawns, Lord, hear our cry WAREHAM 1 P As those of old their firstfruits brought FOREST GREEN