Sunday 22 May 2022 08:04 AM Scott Morrison drinks his sorrows away after election bloodbath trends now
Scott Morrison has enjoyed a farewell drink during a final social bash at the Prime Minister's official residence after he lost the federal election.
The outgoing Liberal leader was dressed in a smart casual navy pullover and holding a cold one as he chatted with friends, family and staffers on the lawn at Kirribilli House in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Morrison will have to move out of Kirribilli to make way for newly elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese who is expected to live there with girlfriend Jodie Haydon, son Nathan from a previous marriage, and 'First Dog' Toto.
Earlier on Sunday morning Mr Morrison had given his final speech as PM during a service at Horizon Church Sydney's Sutherland Shire in his own electorate of Cook.
Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison enjoyed a cold drink as he chatted with staffers, friends, and family at a farewell social bash on the at Kirribilli House after losing the federal election (pictured)
Mr Morrison (pictured with guests on Sunday) made up some ground during the election campaign appearing to gain ground on Anthony Albanese but it wasn't enough as voters went to the polls on Saturday
'Whether you're a prime minister, a pastor, running a business, teaching in schools, working in the police force, it doesn't matter,' he told the congregation.
'We're each called to trust and obey. And that's the life of faith He calls us to. That's how we live our faith each and every day, regardless of what your job is, and to express it in how you do that.'
'You've given us a great foundation from which we could walk what has been a very difficult walk, I've got to tell you, over the last four years.
'I'm very pleased that the last thing I say as PM is here. So I'm not going to rely on my own words.'
He then picked up his phone and read a bible verse with the clearly emotional outgoing Prime Minister's voice cracking as he wiped at his eyes.
Guests pictured arriving at Kirribilli House on Sunday afternoon as Mr Morrison entertained guests
Mr Morrison had earlier on Sunday given a speech at Horizon Church in Sutherland before returning to Kirribilli House for the social gathering (pictured: guests arriving)
'Even if the fig tree does not blossom, and there is no fruit on the vines, if the yield of the olive fails and if the fields produce no food, even if the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord,' Mr Morrison read.
'I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.'
He then continued on reading a passage from the book of Micah.
'As for me, I will be on the watch for the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation,' he quoted.
'My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, enemy of mine. Though I fall, I will rise. Though I live in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.'
Mr Morrison added: 'May God bless Australia. May God bless our community. And may God continue to show his favour on this