Glynn Joseph Douthit was born May 18, 1916, in Magazine, Arkansas, and passed away in Redding, California, on November 29, 1998, at the age of 82.
He attended the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music of Dayton, Virginia in 1936. His roommate was E.M. Bartlett, Jr., the son of E.M. Bartlett who was the sacred music publisher and writer of "Victory in Jesus."
While at Shennadoah, he wrote the following hymn tune.
After this he moved to the Redding area, where he married the woman who accompanied his solos, Nelda Erhardt.
He was a civil engineer, doing preliminary survey work for the Keswick and Shasta Dams, work on the Orville Dam and survey work for the State Highway system. He surveyed and drew plans for several of the local landmarks, including the original part of the Redding Memorial Hospital.
He was a song leader and soloist in the various Baptist churches they attended. He was also very involved in politics, seeking to expose government corruption and misuse of taxes. He served as a Butte County Supervisor.
He spent his time in retirement studying and writing about the Biblical plan of government. As he learned about Biblical principles, he wrote politicians seeking to help them understand the Scriptures and the proper way to handle social needs and obligations.