If I Had A Tractor

This is a rewrite of ‘If I had a hammer’.  It’ll never make the hymnals, but we had fun with it at a children’s harvest service last year.  Feel free …

If I had a tractor

I’d drive it in the morning

I’d drive it in the evening,

all over this land.

I’d plough through the hunger,

I’d plough through the mourning,

I’d plough in God’s love

between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

 

If I had some seed,

I’d sow it in the morning,

I’d sow it in the evening,

all over this land.

I’d sow it for hunger,

I’d sow it for mourning,

I’d sow all God’s love

between my brothers and my sisters,

all over this land.

 

If I had a combine,

I’d drive it in the morning

I’d drive it in the evening

all over this land.

I’d thresh out the hunger,

I’d thresh out the mourning,

I’d harvest God’s love

between my brothers and my sisters,

all over this land.

 

Well we’ve got a plough

and we’ve got some good seed,

and we’ve got a harvest

and all that we need.

There’ll be no more hunger

there’ll be no more mourning

There’ll just be God’s love

between our brothers and our sisters,

all over this land.

 

(Apologies to Pete Seeger & Lee Hays.)